A marble leaf

This rectangular leaf of white Carara marble is inlaid with a margin of Verde Antico.

Inside a geometric pattern of fifty squares separated by black marble lines.

Each square is filled with an antique marble/stone.

This type of magazine was coveted by every Italian traveller as a Grand Tour souvenir.

Italy, c. 1825. Dim. L 53, Br 29 and H 2,5 cm.

Now equipped with a mini-stretch steel base for use as a table.