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Lisa, Lake Forest IL   

Reserved Victorian Grand 14k Micromosaic Micro Mosaic Lion of Venice Bracelet BOLDReserved Victorian Grand 14k Micromosaic Micro Mosaic Lion of Venice Bracelet BOLDReserved Victorian Grand 14k Micromosaic Micro Mosaic Lion of Venice Bracelet BOLDReserved Victorian Grand 14k Micromosaic Micro Mosaic Lion of Venice Bracelet BOLDReserved Victorian Grand 14k Micromosaic Micro Mosaic Lion of Venice Bracelet BOLDReserved Victorian Grand 14k Micromosaic Micro Mosaic Lion of Venice Bracelet BOLDReserved Victorian Grand 14k Micromosaic Micro Mosaic Lion of Venice Bracelet BOLDReserved Victorian Grand 14k Micromosaic Micro Mosaic Lion of Venice Bracelet BOLDReserved Victorian Grand 14k Micromosaic Micro Mosaic Lion of Venice Bracelet BOLDReserved Victorian Grand 14k Micromosaic Micro Mosaic Lion of Venice Bracelet BOLD

Reserved for L.,

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This beautiful and bold bracelet is from the mid-Victorian Period. A thick 14k bracelet, housing beautiful micro mosaic pictures of the Lion of Venice. There are 4 mosaic pictures set into the bracelet, with a gold blank filling out the bracelet for symmetry. The center mosaic is the largest at 1" in diameter it shows the Lion of Venice with much detail in his fur and mane, holding up a bible and with a gold wire halo set into the mosaic. The two smaller mosaics flanking the center lion are of a repeated pattern of the lion head with mane flowing 9/16" in diameter, the last mosaic is of another smaller lion head at 5/16" diameter. Old gold repairs are seen on the reverse side of the bracelet. I am uncertain of the content of the silver metal holding the mosaics. The bracelet has thick gold links that are hinged for flexibility while wearing and is secured with a box clasp and an additional safety chain. A beautiful gold beading is carried throughout the design of this bracelet. Obviously there is some wear to this 150+ year old bracelet, with some missing glass from the mosaics and some chips to the smallest mosaic.

A unique piece sure to make a beautiful addition to your Grand Victorian Era jewelry collection.

The lion is both a symbol of Venice and of St. Mark. During this time period the wealthy would travel to Europe, this style of micro mosaic jewelry would show their company how worldly they were with their traveling to Italy and being immersed in the culture there.

Unmarked/ unsigned, acid tested for 14k gold.

46.9 grams

5/8" across band closure of bracelet

1 1/2" across widest part of bracelet (largest cameo and gold border)

Interior of the bracelet measures 7" closed, a little extra wiggle room with the open backs of the mosaics.

Item ID: rl-558


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold, Size: L

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Reserved Victorian Grand 14k Micromosaic Micro Mosaic Lion of Venice Bracelet BOLD

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Bumble Bee Vintage Jewelry


Lisa
Lake Forest
IL
  

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