Black marble Italian pietra dura plaque. Circa 1980s. Beautiful inlay of morning glory flower. Signature Scarpelli. Minor imperfections due to age and use.
Pietra Dura is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. The technique first appeared in Rome in the 16th century.
Dimensions: (overall set) 4.75" L x 3.5" W x .25" H