Posted 5 years ago
Please look at my replaced Micro Mosaic beetle pendant. This lovely pendant needed a very nice antique necklace. So because of that I let it put on a very nice antique watch chain made of copper which in my opinion fitch wonderful in combination with the pendant.
I thought the pendant was set on metal (copper) but after investigation of a jeweler it is gold over silver but not hallmarked.
This is one of my jewesl of my passion for the old kind of the 19th century (very very fine tesserae (glass) Micro Mosaic, this little beetle pendant. The whole pendant is 4 cm high so you can imagine how very very tiny these tesserrae are. The tiniest part of the pendant (see picture 4) is only 3 mm in diameter! The patience of these craftsmen must have been endless. The smaller the glass particles are the older the Micro Mosaic. This is also a good indicator to determine the age of an antique Micro Mosaic piece. I estimate that this pendant must be created around 1850. But does anyone have a different vision than I would like to hear? I would also like to know whether one of my fellow collectors has any idea whether there is a symbolic meaning emanates from this bug in this period? And the third question: I want to wear this necklace and actually a chain must be created. This should also be very tine like the pendant. Has anyone an idea what kind of necklace here the best (given the time image) would fit?