Owl and kid micromosaic box Aguatti Rome 1810's.

Owl and kid micromosaic box Aguatti Rome 1810's.
Owl and kid micromosaic box Aguatti Rome 1810's.
Owl and kid micromosaic box Aguatti Rome 1810's.
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Owl and kid micromosaic box Aguatti Rome 1810's.
Owl and kid micromosaic box Aguatti Rome 1810's.
Owl and kid micromosaic box Aguatti Rome 1810's.
gufo.jpg
2007_PAR_05489_0395_000().jpg
micromosaico gufo e agnello Aguatti asta Delon-Hoebanx 2018 .png
micromosaico gufo e capretto attr. Filippo Puglieschi Gilbert collection.jpg

Owl and kid micromosaic box Aguatti Rome 1810's.

40,000.00

Exceptional museum quality extremely fine micromosaic round plaque set on copper representing an owl that grasps with its claws a kid or baby lamb in a landscape with a light blue background, attributable to Antonio Aguatti ( active 1800-1846) mounted on the lid of a green granite or porphyry snuff-box with gilded silver mountings bearing hallmarks of the city of Rome, goldsmith Luigi Mascelli (active 1804 -1825).

Size of the box 8.5 cm - the micromosaic 7.5 cm

Perfect conditions, commensurate with age.

The rare subject depicted here in our micromosaic is taken from a drawing or painting by Johann Wenzel or Wenceslas Peter active in Rome from 1774 until his death.

Johann Wenzel Peter was born September 9, 1745 in Karlsbad in the now-Czech Republic and died December 28, 1829 in Rome, Italy. Peter is known for his animal paintings which appear in the Vatican Museums and frescos which are on the walls of the Galleria Borghese. Pope Gregory XVI furnished the Room of the Consistory in the Papal State Apartment with twenty works purchased from Peter.

The micromosaic, given the museum quality could be attributed, not being signed, to some of the most important and best micromosaicists active at the beginning of the century: Giacomo Raffaelli, Antonio Aguatti or Filippo Puglieschi whom all three made subjects of this kind.

An almost identical round one "signed" Aguatti was sold by Christie's in Paris in 2007.

Another rectangular plaque, kept in its original leather case, signed by Aguatti was sold at auction by Delon-Hoebanx in Paris in June 2018 for about 40,000 euros.

So we are inclined to ascribe ours to the same artist.

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