A Ladies Sewing Casket fitted with a Micro-Mosaic
By Cesare Roccheggiani of Rome
Of elliptical form, constructed in gilt bronze, rising from swept feet, the body dressed with stylised floral enamelled plaques, the hinged, rising top having a fine micro-mosaic of the Colosseum, with figures to the foreground; the red quilted interior having the maker’s name in gilt, ‘C. Rocchegianni Roma’.
Rome, Circa 1870