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Lot 211: An Antique Set of Micromosaic and Gold Jewels, circa 1870

 

Hammer Price
$4,800 CAN

 

Composed of polychrome tesserae, including a pendant centering an oval bombé plaque depicting doves amid flowers, suspending a trio of drops further decorated with flowers, the hinged reverse opening to reveal an oval compartment; a pair of ear pendants en suite; mounted in 18k gold, with fitted box (2)

Dimensions: pendant 32 x 82 mm; earrings 16 x 61 mm
Weight: 37.3 grams
The pendant reverse applied with the inscription: ROMA
In good condition, with some minor loss to the micromosaic under magnification, but not readily noticeable, the pendant with denting on the back
Earring backings: shepherd's hooks, suitable for pierced ears
The box with some damage on the right side; interior stamped 'C. Rocca....... (indistinct) manufacture de Mosaiques rue Condotti 15 Rome'
Classic nineteenth century jewels, archaeological revival jewellery inspired by ancient Roman mosaic floor decoration.


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AUCTION ESTIMATE
SPRING 2019 3,400 – 4,400
2,652 – 3,432
2,210 – 2,860
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