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Edith Horwitz, Las Vegas, NV   

Superb Victorian Micro-Mosaic Brooch with Dog & RabbitSuperb Victorian Micro-Mosaic Brooch with Dog & RabbitSuperb Victorian Micro-Mosaic Brooch with Dog & RabbitSuperb Victorian Micro-Mosaic Brooch with Dog & RabbitSuperb Victorian Micro-Mosaic Brooch with Dog & RabbitSuperb Victorian Micro-Mosaic Brooch with Dog & Rabbit

Tiny slivers of colored glass set into an onyx base creates this remarkable picture. The hunting dog stalking his prey--a secretive rabbit in the bush--is a magical piece of jewelry. This is a first for us. We have seen several versions of a dog on a pillow, hundreds of architectural depictions, flowers and birds, but never a hunting dog and his "bunny".

Many of the finest pieces of mosaic work were created in Italy. It required great skill and patience to assemble the tiny tesserae in a way as to make the picture appear to be a painting. Naturalism in jewelry was favored by romantics and during the Aestetic Movement. The micro-mosaic was perfectly suited to the detail required to represent animals, plants, birds and insects.

This splendid brooch is an exquisite example . Without marks, it is not possible to attach a name or exact origin of the piece. The frame has been acid tested and is 18K gold. The brooch measures 2 inches by 1 3/4 inch and weighs 29.3 grams. The surface is smooth and the subjects are complete. This is a collector's treasure whether you be a lover of micro-mosaic or a lover of dog depictions in jewelry. It is stunning.

For anyone interested in a truly magnificent collection of micro-mosaics, we recommend the Gilbert Collection in the Los Angeles Museum of Art. They have a book available for your viewing pleasure.

Item ID: 7556


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Black and Multi-color, Size: 2 inches by 1 3/4 inch Medium

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Superb Victorian Micro-Mosaic Brooch with Dog & Rabbit

$3,400 USD SOLD

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The Pearl Antiques


Edith Horwitz
Las Vegas, NV   

Fine antique jewelry and antiques sold with integrity.

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