ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MICRO MOSAIC NECKLACE FULL COLLAR CIRCA 1860
This fabulous micro mosaic necklace is Circa 1860
Set with 24 micro mosaic tile panels that display beautiful all round colourful workmanship.
Micro mosaics (or micro mosaics, micro-mosaics) are a special form of mosaic
that uses unusually small mosaic pieces (tesserae) of glass, or in later Italian
pieces an enamel-like material, to make small figurative images.
Surviving ancient Roman mosaics include some very finely worked panels using very small tesserae, especially from Pompeii, but only from Byzantine art are there mosaic icons in micro mosaic with tesserae as small as the best from the Modern period.
All set on white base metal.
Closes together securely complete with a matching mosaic box fastener.
Measures 17.5 inches around the neck
Excellent all round condition, genuine Antique Circa 1860
Weighs 68.73 grams
Measures - length 18 inches
Mosaics measure 16mm x 15mm across each
ITEM NUMBER 7030