Posted 10 years ago
I'm in love with this two very old, Gregorian/early Victorian (1820/1838/comment amdm, see below )cute Micro Mosaic small square plaques. Despite the fact that they have some small cracks in the purpurine glass (thanks to the comment of a collector called amdm, see below). In the micro mosaic are hardly no missing tesserae but they are so cute that I don't mind. On the largest (1,9 x 2,2 cm) stands a woman in peasant dress with a big bunch of flowers in her hand and a small boy. On the small plaque (1,6 x 2 cm) is a bunch of flowers. The two plaques are mounted in gold (one hallmark I cannot decode) and there is as you can see on the photographs a small tab at the top to each corner.
They must have been a part of a antique necklace (also according the answer of a connesseur you can read in the comments below)as they were made in that time.The micro mosaic is so increable tiny and for that reason very old.
I'm planning to make a pendant of these plaques by means of fine chains so the smallest is among the largest. Or do you have an other suggestion? Please let me know??