Description & Technical information

Within an ebonised frame reduced from a cabinet door. The piece, manufactured in the so-called pietre dure technique, in both the choice of the stones and depiction of buildings  are very much in the style of Fabiano and Emanuele Tedesco who were working in the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in the early years of the 17th century.The panel is compounded of colored stones of various types and forms,  among them corniola for the flag,  the rocks in pietra paesina, pietra alberese (tigrato d’arno), the boat in  alabaster, the tower and little house in four different fior di pesco marbles; lapis,  white  Carrara marble; all set against a cipollino marble.

Date:  Florence first half XVII c
Period:  1600-1750
Medium: Hardstones, Lapis, Alabaster, Cipollino marble, Cornelian, Paesina marble, Fiordipesco, Tigrato d’Arno, Ebony, White marble
Dimensions: 24.6 x 20.5 cm (9³/₄ x 8¹/₈ inches)
In the Florentin Zimmer, in  La Favorita castle, (Förch at Rastatt) is possible to compare a later version of a pietre dure table were insist  three similar earlier plaques  very similar to of our panel, in particulary the left plaque with same view/composition.
Anna Maria Giusti L’arte delle pietre dure, Ed.Le Lettere, Firenze 2005, pp.162-163