An exquisitely designed masterpiece, the romantic & operatically themed base, and stunning top completely are original to each other. Stunning micro mosaic scenes, framed in Malachite, centered by the Doves of Pliny, with Rosso Antico marble banding and the exquisitely carved base beautifully sculpted in the most sumptuous Italian form, with rouge silk forming the dramatically vibrant backdrop to the frieze. In wonderful ‘’country house’’ condition.

Micromosaic scenes in order:

Doves of Pliny ( Centre )
Pantheon ( Top )
Temple of Hercules Victor
The Colosseum
Castel Sant’Angelo, Ponte Sant’Angelo, the Tiber River, and a distant view of Saint Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica
Capitoline Hill
The Roman Forum
Arch of Constantine

Cesare Roccheggiani (1825-1895)

Roccheggiani was a renowned Italian micromosaic artist based in Rome. He was active during the period of the Grand Tour, when wealthy Europeans would travel to Italy to study classical art and culture.

Roccheggiani specialised in creating intricate micro mosaic designs, which involved the careful placement of thousands of tiny glass tesserae to form detailed images. He worked in a variety of styles, from classical and architectural scenes to religious and mythological themes.

His works can be found in many museums and private collections around the world, including the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert museum in London.

During the Grand Tour, Roccheggiani would have been in high demand among wealthy European travellers looking to bring home opulent pieces of Italian art and culture. His works would have been seen as prestigious souvenirs and status symbols, and he would have had the opportunity to showcase his skills to a wide audience of wealthy patrons.

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Italian Micro Mosaic Table Attributed to Cesare Roccheggiani

Stock Number: 25740

Important & Rare 19th Century Grand Tour Italian Micro Mosaic, Bronzed & Parcel Gilt Table Attributed to Cesare Roccheggiani.
Approximate Dimensions
  • Height : 78 cm (30.75 inches)
  • Diameter: 63.5 cm (25 inches)
  • Diameter of Micromosaic: 50 cm (19.75 inches)


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Approximate Dimensions

  • Height : 78 cm (30.75 inches)
  • Diameter: 63.5 cm (25 inches)
  • Diameter of Micromosaic: 50 cm (19.75 inches)


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