An exceedingly beautiful lapis lazuli specimen box crafted and retailed by 'Pitti Mosaici' in Firenze (Florence). The triangular shaped box is crafted from fine sheets of lapis lazuli and is accented internally with gilt metal hardware. The piece which dates to the mid 20th century retains its original retailing label for Pitti Mosaici who are one of the few businesses left in Florence who specialise in the manufacture of Pietra Dura inlay. The piece is in superb condition and appears to have rarely been used, or if so, very carefully. A beautiful object to sit on a bedside to hold rings or an excellent piece to have displayed in a curiosity cabinet.
Measures - 18cm at widest x 2cm H