A Florentine early 18th century pietre dure panel, The Annunciation
possibly by Baccio Cappelli, of the Grand Ducal Workshops, Florence
showing the Angel Gabriel and the Virgin seated facing each other, the Virgin on a throne and looking heavenward, the Angel surrounded by rays of light and beneath a dove, rays of light shining through a rose window above the door, an open book by the Virgin's side bearing the words ECCE VIRGO CONCIPIET ET PARIET FILIUM [Behold! A Virgin shall conceive, and bring forth a Son], both beneath an arcaded vaulted ceiling, God the Father shown outside amidst clouds to the left of the scene, in a gilt bronze moulded surround, a further outer border of volterra marble embellished by red marble cabochons at the cardinal points, all in an outer moulded gilt bronze frame, 65cm wide, 50cm high (25.5in wide, 19.5in high).
- Following recent research please note the cataloguing for this pietre dure panel of the Annunciation should read "by Baccio Cappelli" and not "possibly by".