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1860s Antique Italian Micro Mosaic Gold Brooch

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Antique Italian Micro Mosaic Gold Brooch 14k yellow gold, glass tesserae Ø 4.0 cm (approx. 1 9/16") Weight approx. 18.5 grams Marks: ‘585’ for 14k gold Italy, ca. 1860s In original case A micro mosaic of a flower still life in fine detail and subtle colouring, mounted in a slighty domed 14k gold frame adorned with corded gold wires, the brooch is a typical example of the historicising style of the 19th century, probably manufactured by a Vatican workshop in Rome around 1860. The back – possibly later transformed from a strand of hair containing locket into a closed back – is marked ‘585’ for 14k gold.

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    Unknown
  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
    Italy
  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller location
    Dusseldorf, DE
  • Reference number
    LU50033129903

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