Il Mosaico Bizantino di Firenze : Florentine Byzantine Mosaics
The beautiful art of mosaics has been practiced in Italy since Roman times using glass made from sand that is especially rich in silicon and pure crystals to ensure highly vivid colors. The time consuming process of melting, pulling, cutting, and shaping the glass is only a part of the skill required to make a single mosaic box. The true skill of the craftsmen who make these miniature boxes is the ability to spontaneously create intricate designs. The result of this meticulous work is this miniature work of art with its characteristic uneven surface.
The box has a Brass base, plated in Gold. Dimensions: 1 1/4" x 5/8" x 5/8"H