Stone Mosaic - Marble, Mixed Colours, Italy, circa 1920s Object Reg. No: ST 017291

Set of Italian marble mosaic samples in mixed colours from the De Marco Brothers circa 1920s. The De Marco Brothers were manufacturers and installation specialists of mosaic, terrazzo, ironite and granolithic flooring. Established by Italian brothers Severino and Annibale De Marco who migrated to Australia in the early 1900s, the De Marco Brothers business operated in Melbourne from circa 1914 - circa 1955. They made contributions to many prominent Melbourne building projects including the Myer Emporium (Myers), the T & G Building and the Hotel Australia.
Set of ten small square shaped mosaic tiles in various stone types and colours. Colours, exact shape and surface textures of each piece vary. Originally, set consisted of 18 parts (According to old museum record data).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from De Marco Bros, 1928
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.91 cm (Width), 1.91 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, floorings, marble, product samples, building stones, serpentine, mosaics
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, De Marco Brothers, Terrazzo Granolithic & Concrete Placing, Melbourne, circa 1914-1955, Annibale & Severino De Marco, Italian Migrants & Terrazzo Workers (1885-1943) & (1894-1961)
Primary Classification: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Secondary Classification: Flooring
Tertiary Classification: tiling
Place & Date Manufactured: Italy, circa 1920s
User (Probable): De Marco Bros, Melbourne, Central, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s

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