Antique Vase

Wall panel 18.9 x 13.8cm

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The depiction of still-life scenes is well suited to pietra dura. 18th century Florentine artist Antonio Cioci, known for his trompe l’oeil designs, was the inspiration for the design of this antique vase.

The veining in the yellow chalcedony creates the effect of an antique, with the shading on the right-hand side giving a trompe l’oeil illusion. Malachite and lapis were used in the detailing.


March 30, 2016

“We are absolutely delighted with the pieces of pietra dura we commissioned Thomas to make. He is a superb craftsman and we highly recommend him.”