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Fun with Victorians41 of 63Two old Whiskey Bottles14K Rose gold Mourning pendant
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    Posted 9 years ago

    Agram.m
    (731 items)

    Again a jewel of my passion for the old kind of the 19th century (very very fine tesserae (glass) Micro Mosaic, this little beetle pendant. The whole pendant is 4 cm high so you can imagine how very very tiny these tesserrae are. The tiniest part of the pendant (see picture 4) is only 3 mm in diameter! The patience of these craftsmen must have been endless. The smaller the glass particles are the older the Micro Mosaic. This is also a good indicator to determine the age of an antique Micro Mosaic piece. I estimate that this pendant must be created around 1850. But does anyone have a different vision than I would like to hear? I would also like to know whether one of my fellow collectors has any idea whether there is a symbolic meaning emanates from this bug in this period? And the third question: I want to wear this necklace and actually a chain must be created. This should also be very tine like the pendant. Has anyone an idea what kind of necklace here the best (given the time image) would fit?

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    Comments

    1. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Thanks Kevin, we share the lov of real old pieces. But what a wonderful jewel box you have!
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking at my treasures dear collectors!
    3. Luisa Luisa, 9 years ago
      love love love it!!!! I hope to find my own micro mosaic one day, you are the queen of the micro mosaics!
    4. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Surely you will succed. Keep looking for it, the smallest tesserrae the older the piece. I admire the patience of the handcrafsman. So, we share this preference, again good luck and thanks for your support!
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Thanks scandinavian_pieces for your love I think its the foto on the mainpage of Show & Tell that's not so good.
    6. inky inky, 9 years ago
      this stunning!......:-)
    7. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Thanks Inky!

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