A very early museum quality Italian Micromosaic with 2 panels, likely salvaged from a very elaborate c.1770-1810 parure, and now mounted as a pendant necklace with chain attached to the mounts, all gold tested 18k, so we think likely worked by French artisans of 19th century to early 20th c. into the current form. There are 2 superb old (very early) Grand Tour plaques, each with some damage. These have each been since reinforced from backside with matching blue resin so the old basin cracks are stable and it can be worn safely or displayed as you see it. The hairline cracks do show on the top side, however, so that is the same as our photos. I have kept this one in my own jewelry collection since acquiring it in 2012, but am not offering it for sale. It will be delivered as shown, in the 19th century leather cased jewelry presentation box. The box is much newer than the micromosaics, however, but it is still antique.
Good to very good condition for age and type. You can see the 2 panels of micromosaic do have old cracks in the blue basin of each. Since these photos were taken, the cracked basins have been professionally reinforced with resin from backside so the cracks will not be as fragile. You can still see those from the top side, however. A lovely old set, imperfect as they are, and mounted in a lovely 18k gold setting with its own 20" chain - so pretty!
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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