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Micro Mosaic 18K (Dutch 18K hallmark) Vesta two pampels pendant

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    From the Renaissance they began to be made in Italy, reaching the height of their popularity in the mid 19th century, when Rome was the centre of production; there was a Vatican Mosaic Studio from 1576, set up to create mosaic replicas of the altarpieces in St Peter's Basilica, which were being damaged by the humid conditions of the vast and crowded interior. They were popular purchases by visitors on the Grand Tour, easily portable, and often taken home to set into an object there. Typical scenes were landscapes of Roman views, rarely of any artistic originality, and the micro mosaics were small panels used to inset into furniture or onto snuffboxes and similar objects, or for jewelry.
    My newest appraisal 18K Micro Mosaic Vesta pendant especially the nice golden decorations. Dutch lion mark (photo 3) 18K gold mark in use 1814-1906. The glass tiles (tesserae) are placed on a background of Obsidian (is a naturally occurring volcanic glass) a vitrified rock (fast solidified lava).

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    1. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      Such skilled workmanship that goes into making these pieces!! They're spectacular! :)
    2. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      These are beyond beautiful
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
      nutsabotash and Newfld thank you both for remark and compliment
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      You always find such wonderful pieces! Beautiful.
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
      All of you thanks for love!
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
      Elisabethan thanks for love and kind compliment.
    7. worthit2, 3 years ago
      Wow! That's the one precious pendant!
    8. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
      worthit2 thanks!
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Very beautiful!!

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