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18k Victorian Micro Mosaic Pendant

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18k Victorian Micro Mosaic Pendant

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18k Victorian Micro Mosaic Pendant

875.00

18k Victorian Micro Mosaic Pendant

This beautiful pendant is composed of little glass bricks called tesserae. They are in bold colors of mainly red and blue in both floral and geometric designs. There is a small locket or memento compartment on the back which has its original glass.

Measurements: 2 5/8” x 1 ¼” Metal & Weight: 18k yellow gold 9.3dwt

Interesting info on motif: Often these micro mosaic jewels are packed with 1,500 to 5000 pieces per inch. These were sold as fine jewelry to Victorian ladies in the early to mid-19th century when the tourism trade blossomed in Rome.

Circa: 1880 Country of origin (if known): Most likely Italy Hallmarks: European "CW'?

Condition: Excellent

CC: BSSK

Price: $875

 

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