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Victorian Tortoise Shell - 14k Gold - Ivory - Sterling - Pietra Dura Micro Mosaic

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Victorian Era1510 of 2293 Victorian Chinese Gold and Lacquer Fan Box/ Hand Painted Bird and Floral Interior/Circa 1800'sAntique Silver jewelry
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    This is quite a sweet piece, a little Victorian datebook. It is made of tortoise shell, the floral designs on the front are solid 14k gold inlay with some sterling. I examined it under a microscope and it is definitely not plated or anything, its actual gold inlay. The centerpiece is a hardstone pietra dura / micro mosaic scene of birds drinking from a bowl. The page inside is made of elephant ivory and the pencil is sterling silver. The people had no idea what it was...

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    1. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      Stunning and very very rare and beautiful, my compliment what a find for hardly "nothing". If I had not such an outstanding collection Micro Mosaic I could be jealous! It's called pique with Micro Mosaic. No Pietra Dura that is inlaid with hard stones. This is real Micro Mosaic The Doves of Plini!!
      Really fantastic!!!!!
    2. Stillwater Stillwater, 7 years ago
      Thank you for the kind words Agram, and for identifying the image for me. The Doves of Pliny! Thanks again
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      If you are interested in piqué and want to know some more? I wrote some comment on one of my Pique posts here on CW. See link:
    4. MawamaMama MawamaMama, 7 years ago

      I love it when the people have no idea.
    5. Stillwater Stillwater, 7 years ago
      I know huh? We got a set of 8 Lobmeyr goblets from them too for like 10 bucks or something... I think I posted them
    6. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Wow, wow, wow!!!
    7. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago

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