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Fine Vintage Antique Doves Festoon Micro Mosaic Choker Necklace (gold??)

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    Posted 6 years ago

    Agram.m
    (740 items)

    This is an incredibly beautiful Victorian necklace made I thought from brass with hanging drops each set with tiny glass tiles depicting doves with flowering twigs with forget me not flowers. I thought (and before I bought it) that it was made of brass. But the acid test for gold gave at least 18K gold (see photo). There are absolutely no marks. I bought it for the incredibly low sum of $ 43.50. Tiny glass tiles are called tesserae and has been painstakingly handset by an Italian artisan.
    It is in good wearing condition with only some missing tesserae. It fastens with a spring ring clasp which is repeared. It’s working well with a secure clasp.
    The necklace has a length of 36 cm. including clasp. The seven tesserae drops measure 1.5 x 1.3 cm. It weighs 18 grams.
    Stones/Beads: Tiny glass tiles/tesserae.

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    Comments

    1. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      What a find!
    2. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      The tessare are the individual micro mosaic glass tiles. Not the medallions.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tessera

    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      What a wonderful find, and surprise, Marga!
      You well deserve it :-)

      Celiene, Marga is a micromosaic long time collector... The seven drops are made of tesserae :-)
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Gee, Marga, that was some great buy! What a beauty. I have a friend who collects micro-mosaic items, and she would go crazy over this necklace.
    5. Emme Emme, 6 years ago
      Swoon.
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Kyra, thanks for your love, respons and explanation
    7. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Efesgirl thanks for love and that's my opinion too. When I saw it i got crazy. And how lucky to be able to buy it for a bargain price.
    8. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Thanks Celiene for love, interest and explanation. We can Always learn from eachother.
    9. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Emme, thanks!
    10. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      kivatinitz, TassieDevil, vetraio50, martika, NevadaBlades, aura, and
      SEAN68 I'm so happy with your interest and love. Wishing you all a good weekend
    11. Baylou Baylou, 6 years ago
      Wow! Love it and what a find and such a bargain!
    12. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Thanks Baylou for love and comment/compliment.
    13. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Lisa thanks for love.
    14. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Jean123 and racer4 thanks for interest and love.
    15. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Wow, that is an incredible necklace, Marga, and what a great buy!!! :)
    16. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      katherinescollections thanks for your very nice and friendly comment and love. I appreciate very much.
    17. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      KyraTango - LOL - Oh - I see she said that now. I didn't read it properly the first time.
    18. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 6 years ago
      Wow, you're my hero! :)
    19. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      BelleEpoque thanks for your nice comment and love.
    20. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      shelley70 thanks for interest and love.

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