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Jewelry65 of 699Victorian ring, rose cut diamonds set in silverMiracle of precision and accuracy; Micro Mosaic stick pin
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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This is again a wonder of handcraft. I'm fond of Micro Mosaic as you can see on my latest photo. This brooch is 3.4 x 3.4 cm square in the middle a dove on a branche. Around flowers, an anchor and boom, and grapes. Can anyone tell me the symbolism of these ?
    Furthermore, on the back site I think it's a hallmark in the middle of which an enlargement is shown in photo number 3. This hallmark shows a women's head looking tot the left wearing a crown. Under the head , I think to see a number 3. Does anyone know what this hallmark could mean? I look forward to your reply !

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    1. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      Dear Kevin,
      Thanks for your clear and quick answer. What would collectorsweekly and its readers do without your knowledge? Thanks hope to "see"you soon!
    2. blevinstreasures, 8 years ago
      wonderful piece.. really nice.
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      Thanks Blevinstreasures !
    4. ozmarty ozmarty, 8 years ago
      Hi I can't see the mark clearly but both Poland and Czechoslovakia use Hallmarks with a womans head and the number 3 below .
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      Dear Ozmarty,
      You helpt a lot with your suggestions. I looked for it on Poland and Czechoslovakia but that was not the mark. But after all I found the silver hallmark: from the Republic of Italy with this text:
      1872 – 1933 Optional National Marks
      The crowned heads were optional Marks and silversmiths were not required to have their work assayed and stamped, consequently these Marks are not often found on Italian silver of the period.
      After this it is goldfilled. But I know now which hallmark it has. Thanks !
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      To show I replaced another photo (3) of the hallmark.
    7. ozmarty ozmarty, 8 years ago
      Great ! I looked it up in my Tardy international Silver marks and on page 292 it says the same . It is 800 silver that is 800 parts per 1000 where as Sterling is 925 / 1000
    8. ozmarty ozmarty, 8 years ago
      Thanks for clearer photo of the mark
    9. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      No, I have to thank you!
    10. ozmarty ozmarty, 8 years ago
      My pleasure . this is what this site is all about ...shareing lovely things and our knowledge.
    11. inky inky, 7 years ago
      You have a beautiful collection!....:-)
    12. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      A great compliment inky, thank you
    13. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      Thanks miKKochristmas and AR8Jason !
    14. flowerrose, 7 years ago
      My favourite too! I would definietly wear that first brooch!
    15. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      Flowerrose, as you could read my favourite too, but I'm still collecting so this might change.
    16. flowerrose, 7 years ago
      :-) my favourites change daily with my perfume!
    17. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      Flowerrose than you have to collect a lot of items. My favorite parfum is Paris of Yves Saint Lorent
    18. flowerrose, 7 years ago
      How lovely! Paris is wonderful - both in scent and actuality!
    19. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      The scent of Paris is as mysterous as the color patron in Micro Mosaic.
    20. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      Thanks Budek for loving this brooch
    21. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
      Goodness Agram, you have the best taste in jewelry of anyone I know of. That first piece is just ASTOUNDING.
    22. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Stillwater, what a terribly nice compliment, I'm flattered. This brooch is certainly very nice. What I myself actually one of my finest Micro mosaic jewelry like this pendant you can find via the link:
      and given the large number of lovings many other collectors agree with me.
    23. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
      Agram, I just posted a Victorian piece with a very nice micro-mosaic/pietra dura that you may find interesting:

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