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An impressive micromosaic plaque "Christo Morto del Fontana", Vatican Mosaic Workshop, signed: Prof Bellini Romolo (?) and numbered 2542, Rome, late 19th century

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An impressive micromosaic plaque "Christo Morto del Fontana", Vatican Mosaic Workshop, signed: Prof Bellini Romolo (?) and numbered 2542, Rome, late 19th century

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In good condition

A very fine italian micromosaic plaque in original carved mahogany frame.
An absolutely rare and stunning piece in immaculate condition.
On the back inventory number and signature of the artist who worked in the Vatican up to 1895

Including frame cm 44x37
Mosaic Plaque cm 30 x23

Founded in 1576, the workshop was originally tasked with reproducing, in minute, colored glass tiles, many of the Vatican’s old master paintings which, already then, had begun to deteriorate. This Christo Morto del Fontana is characteristic of their work, with very finely-worked, subtly-colored, glass mosaics complemented by a range of colored grouts. Interestingly, some who worked at the studio, including the well-known Cesare Rocchegiani,Biagio Barzotti, and Prof Romolo Bellini later set up their own, competing enterprises.

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    The item unfortunately was broken during the packaging,and we could not send.
    Just an unlucky situation and we do apologize unreservedly with the buyer.

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