20th C Italian framed Pietre Dure plaque of melons

20th C - circa 1972 - Italian Pietre Dure plaque - Signature illegible.

Pietre Dure is a decorative art using exquisitely cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create what amounts to a painting in stone. First appeared in Rome in the 16th century.

$2,250/SALE $1,850

Pietre Dure is plural and means "hard rocks." Pietra Dura also used.

Dimensions of composition in inches - 6.75 x 12.5


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