Antique Micro Mosaic Suite, Italy, Circa 1870
  • Antique Micro Mosaic Suite, Italy, Circa 1870
  • Antique Micro Mosaic Suite, Italy, Circa 1870
  • Antique Micro Mosaic Suite, Italy, Circa 1870
  • Antique Micro Mosaic Suite, Italy, Circa 1870
  • Antique Micro Mosaic Suite, Italy, Circa 1870
  • Antique Micro Mosaic Suite, Italy, Circa 1870
  • Antique Micro Mosaic Suite, Italy, Circa 1870
  • Antique Micro Mosaic Suite, Italy, Circa 1870
  • Antique Micro Mosaic Suite, Italy, Circa 1870

Antique Micro Mosaic Suite, Italy, Circa 1870

£19,500.00
VAT included
A 19th century micro mosaic suite, with swans and birds, with pendant and earrings, in Etruscan style bead and wire gold work, with shield like panels with doves eating grapes, and swans on water, with elongated drops each side, with flowers and centre drops, Italian, circa 1870.

Grand Tour micromosaics were made by craftsmen who had trained in the workshops of the Vatican. They set up stands in the area surrounding Rome’s Spanish Steps, where most of the tourists stayed. They sold ready-made pieces and took commissions. The majority of micromosaics are unsigned.

Total weight 32.13g, pendant 21.94g earrings 10.19g
Pendant length approximately 80.5mm, including bail x width approximately 30.8mm. Chain approximately 37cm / 14.5".
Earrings length approximately 57mm, including wires x width approximately 17mm.
A 19th century micro mosaic suite, with swans and birds, with pendant and earrings, in Etruscan style bead and wire gold work, with shield like panels with doves eating grapes, and swans on water, with elongated drops each side, with flowers and centre drops, Italian, circa 1870.

Grand Tour micromosaics were made by craftsmen who had trained in the workshops of the Vatican. They set up stands in the area surrounding Rome’s Spanish Steps, where most of the tourists stayed. They sold ready-made pieces and took commissions. The majority of micromosaics are unsigned.

Total weight 32.13g, pendant 21.94g earrings 10.19g
Pendant length approximately 80.5mm, including bail x width approximately 30.8mm. Chain approximately 37cm / 14.5".
Earrings length approximately 57mm, including wires x width approximately 17mm.
XS&AN28119S

Data sheet

Style
Grand tour Italian micro-mosaic work
Metal
Gold
Condition
Good - Wear consistent with age and use
Period
Circa 1870
Country of origin
Italy
Quantity
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