Set of five vermeil and hardstone miniature musical instruments
Continental, late 19th Century
Largest instrument: Height 18cm, width 6cm, depth 9cm
Smallest instrument: Height 14cm, width 6cm, depth 9cm
These five miniature models showcase fine craftsmanship, flawless design and the natural beauty of the precious stones from which they are made, including: red jasper, blue lapis lazuli, green malachite, and brown tiger’s eye. The set of stringed musical instruments comprises: a guitar, a mandolin, a lute, a viola d’amore and a balalaika. Each miniature instrument features finely cast silver gilt mounts, with floral themed detailing.
The set are an exceptionally fine example of objet d’art and would make a truly exquisite gift to those with a love of classical music or for those with an appreciation of fine craftsmanship and artistic beauty.