ROME 1810 ca
 
  An Italian micromosaic plaque with his leather case by Antonio Aguatti (signed) depicting an owl attacking a lamb in a gold frame.
Rome 1810 ca

Sizes 9,4 x 7,2

This plaque exemplifies the technical skill artists such as Antonio Aguatti brought to the technique of micromosaic. The work is made up of some of the smallest tesserae known, rendering a highly naturalistic image.
The term 'micromosaic' is used to describe mosaics made of the smallest glass pieces. Some micromosaics contain more than 5000 pieces per square inch. The earliest attempts at micromosaic revealed visible joins between the pieces (known as tesserae) and a lack of perspective. Later artists such as Antonio Aguatti made huge advances in micromosaic technique, resulting in renderings that were truer to life.
Bibliography:
Micromosaics by Madame Jeanette Gabriel. 2016, p. 306.
Antonio AGUATTI, also known as AQUATTI, one of the most famous professors of micro-mosaics in the Roman workshops of the Vatican, and whose workshop was at 96, place d'Espagne in Rome.

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Rare micro mosaïque, dans son coffret de l'époque en maroquin rouge doré aux petits fers, figurant un hibou attaquant un agneau.
Rome vers 1810
Signée Aguatti.

Dimension dans étui : 9,4 x 7,2 cm.

Bibliographie:
Micromosaïcs par Madame Jeanette Gabriel. 2016, p. 306.
Antonio AGUATTI, dit aussi AQUATTI, l'un des plus célèbres professeurs de micro mosaïques aux ateliers romains du Vatican, et dont l'atelier était aux 96, place d'Espagne à Rome.
 
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