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Posted 3 years ago

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Agram.m
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One of my last acquired brooches is one of those I so admire Micro mosaic technique. I believe it's in the Etruscan style. It is marked 18k and perhaps somebody knows what kind of mark (photo in two directions)this is? I think to see the old Vatican hallmark? A better photo I cannot make. Do your have any idea about the more exact period?

I was surprised to see one of my Micro Mosaic brooches (also on this page, the peasant lady on a cushion) to see on a film about this subject. If you want to learn more you can link to: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/14896068

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    The brooch is amazing!
    Thank you for sharing this item with us!
    You could well have a treasure here!
    An emblematic jewel!
    It's certainly in the Roman revivalist style of Castellani jewels of the late nineteenth century. The Castellani family popularised Italian archaeological jewelry: inspired by the Etruscan, Greco-Roman, and Byzantine antiquities being excavated at that time. Check ou this site for their mark of entwined C's.
    http://www.langantiques.com/university/index.php/Castellani

    But can I suggest you start a google images search with "chi rho micro mosaic" and you'll see what I mean.

    Chi rho, labarum, IX monogram, Ichthys are all relevant here. Christian symbols integrated with Roman symbolism of laurel leaves and victory. Constantine I and a vision.

    There is much research for you to do.
    I hope you nought it well.
    Get an expert to look at it!

  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Hello vetrai050,
    Thanks a lot for your interesting comment. I will look around. The problem is that we don't have so much antique experts and they give not always the good value is my experience. Perhaps they might be afraid to pay a too high price in case of selling.
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    PLEASE WHO CAN HELP TO IDENTIFY THIS MARK?
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Newtimes, thanks for your quick respons and loving. Have you any idea if I'm right with my suggestion (description) of the origin of the hallmark?
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    BelleEpoque thanks for your interest and loving
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    Moonstonelover21 thanks for your interest, attention and loving

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