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.... The plaques in particular were likely fashioned at the Grand Ducal Workshops of Florence. Superb Russian Malachite and Pietre Dure plinths True works of art of the Restauration period, these plinths each feature a matching pietre dure mosaic crafted of the finest stones, all chosen....... With original period Florentine pietre dure plaques, the 17th-century pastoral scenes and plaques of semi-precious stones are mounted into this exceptional 19th-century ebonized casket... Read More »