211 : Group of Folk Dancers, c. 1911
Antique Pietra Dura Plaque of a Group of Folk Dancers
Florence, Italy, c. 1900
An antique Pietra dura plaque of four folk dancers, on a black marble base and in a later frame.
Plaques of single dancing figures or pairs are relatively common, but to have a group of four is somewhat harder to find. The use of red jasper, jade, lapis and malachite add a colourful intensity to the piece.
Weight: 12 1/2" / 32cm
Height: 8 1/4"/ 21cm
Weight: 15 3/4"/ 40cm
Height: 1 1/2" / 29cm