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Fine Jewelry5984 of 6647This micro mosaic brooch is a miracle of craftsmanship.antique bracelet/jewelry box combination
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Posted 6 years ago


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Is this worn with a chain? kinda large for a pendant, don't you think? I found this at a "out in the country" yard sale a couple of years ago. The seller had it in an unwanted box of Jewelry at .25 each piece. This piece caught my eye mainly because I collect small silver items. As I observe the tedious metal work involved in making the object, I wonder if the maker of this piece spent alot of time constructing it or took pride in making it. I polished the piece just enough to show a signature. Is it old? Does it have spiritual meaning? What is it's origin? Who made my find? ~Jenniecollects


  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    Very beautiful but howdoes it look inside?
  2. jenniecollects jenniecollects, 5 years ago
    There is no inside, Lol I thought the same thing and did try to open it when I first got it!
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    Thanks but then I have no idea what it could be used for. My first idea was to put fragrance or some smelling oil in it.
  4. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    hi jenni -- these are bali balls (made in bali) -- they are used in making costume jewelry -- check out my site on a bali ball necklace that i made when i was in my 20s -- that would be during the 70s -- wear it at christmas time as it is a bit over the top for everyday wear -- you can still buy them at jewelry making sites or from old costume jewelry
  5. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    was studying it some more -- those flowers are found many times on mexican silver, and also on estrucan bracelets -- still a very common design even today -- the pic however leads me to suspect early mexican work -- doubt it is a hallmark but a scene of some sort -- doesn't appear Asian best i can make out on the pic
  6. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    if you notice in your second pic there is a loop off to the right of the scene -- this could have been attached to another item
  7. IVAN49 IVAN49, 9 months ago
    It`a Middle Eastern or North African. The inscription is in Arabic - at least a few letters are recognizable.
    Take a look here

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