Posted 2 years ago
This is the opposite of the frame with the porcelain painting in my last posting. This is an Indian micromosaic, probably from the latter part of the 20th century, set in silver. This is a primitive random pattern of small turquoise and blue and green pieces set in some sort of dark grey cement (it looks like fine mortar). The ceramic pieces are broken rather than cut. The two sides are almost identical, and it is surrounded by silver but not marked. There is a loop and ring to hang the pendant at the top of the heart. I find it quite charming. Like others posted on CW, the mortar is fragile and falling out, indicating that it is not terribly well made. It has been suggested that this style of mosaic was made to look like Mexican or native American jewelry.