A rare Italian early 19th century white marble, micromosaic and Roman Antique polychrome glass table top, on a 200 A.D. Antique marble base  attributed to Francesco Sibilio, Roma
Lot 139
A rare Italian early 19th century white marble, micromosaic and Roman Antique polychrome glass table top, on a 200 A.D. Antique marble base attributed to Francesco Sibilio, Roma
Sold for £32,400 (US$ 54,406) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Italian early 19th century white marble, micromosaic and Roman Antique polychrome glass table top, on a 200 A.D. Antique marble base
attributed to Francesco Sibilio, Roma
the circular top centred by a micromosaic medallion depicting an eagle within a border of coloured glass inlaid in a geometric pattern, above a fluted spreading column terminating in a circular base, 67.5cm in diameter, 64cm high (26.5" in diameter, 25" high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:

    The collection of Mr Edric Van Vredenburgh, sold Sotheby's London, 6th June 2006, "The Eclectic World of Edric Van Vredenburgh", lot 98 (£31,200).
    Private Collection

    Francesco Sibilio was active in Rome in the second quarter of the 19th century. Craftsman specialised in stones he made table tops such as the present lot, combining ancient glass fragments and specimen marbles. He was one of the leading expert and merchant and supplied the main collectors of the time.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note: the marble base will no longer be sold with this lot and you will be bidding solely on the Italian early 19th century white marble, micromosaic and Roman Antique polychrome glass table top. The base will be sold in the forthcoming Antiquities sale on the 6th October, New Bond Street.
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