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    Antique 1825 14 Kt Gold MICRO MOSAIC 3 Peasant Figures Brooch
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Price: $1,450.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Antique circa 1825 Micro Mosaic Brooch with gold framing depicting 3 Peasant Musicians. Approx. 1 1/4 by 1 1/2 inches and weighs 10.7 grams. 14 kt gold framing. Lavender stone base which is an amzing color. No missing tesserae and surface as smooth as ice. First time I have had a Micro Mosaic with 3 figures. Dressed in Regional Folk costumes makes this piece earlier and rare than the monuments or the doves. Most were based on the engravings of Bartolomeo Pinelli published in Rome Center male figure is dancing flanked with the women with symbols and castenets. So detailed. Front stone has a few small cracks which does not extend into the micro mosaic. Fabulous piece. A similar piece with only 2 figures is in the Gilbert Collection.
   
 
   
    Superb Antique Italian MICRO MOSAIC Plaque Setter Dog
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Price: $899.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Superb Antique Italian Micro Mosaic plaque of a Setter Dog. Approx. 1 1/4 by 1 1/2 inches. Wonderful quality and interesting and unusual subject. Usually you see mostly Spaniels. This dog is sitting with his turned to the right...like he is listening or watching something. Black onyx background. Very good condition with tiniest of tesserae and very smooth surface. Back has remains of a customs stamp. For your collection or have a clasp or bale added to wear
   
 
   
    1850 MICRO MOSAIC Traveler Peasant 18 K Brooch French Hallmark
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Price: $2,450.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Superb quality circa 1850 Micro Mosaic of a Traveling Peasant in Regional Costume set in French 18 Kt gold framing and a small Baroque Pearl drop. Approx. 1 1/2 inches. Beautifully constructed. Micro mosaic in colors of blue and red and green of a Traveling peasant with cane in hand and sitting on a stump. His face is quite good and hr is wearing a hat and jacket. Tiniest pieces of tesserae and all there! Framing is of the very best quality . French Hallmarks to the back of the frame and on the pin. Micro Mosaic is carried into the frame in complimentary colors and design and then a baroque pearl drop is added. Center gold beads frame the piece. The paintings of peasants in Regional Costumes were sought after in the early 19th C and the prints of Italian artist Bartolomeo Pinelli were often replicated into the Mosaics. They became a favorite among the French and English tourists ...who tired of the mosaics of ruins. This is such a piece and condition is fabulous. Approx. 18 grams
   
 
   
    1850 MICRO MOSAIC 18 kt Gold Spaniel Dog Brooch
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Price: $1,450.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Circa 1850 Micro Mosaic of a King Charles Spaniel set in a significant 18 kt gold frame. Micro Mosaic oval is approx. 1 1/4 by 1 1/2 inches and framed is approx. 2 3/4 by 3 inches. Set in oval black onyx...Dog is sitting upon a grassy patch. Micro mosaic is cut into the tiniest of sand size tesserae and then raised to give the dog a dimentional look. Lovely piece...black oval has no crackins or chips. The left eye area of the dog is missing the tiny glass eye. One of the easiest micro mosaics to replace..... Price allows for the repair and free shipping
   
 
   
    Georgian MICRO MOSAIC 18 kt Gold Carnelian Eagle Brooch
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Price: $2,450.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Georgian Micro Mosaic Brooch set in Carnelian and 18 kt gold frame of an Eagle. Approx. 1 1/4 by 1 1/2 inches. Earlier piece with sand size tesserae and surface as smooth as glass. Interesting subject manner in the style of the Great Master Rafelli. Standing eagle with wing span standing on what appears to be arrows and surrounded by a laurel wreath. Not sure of the symbolism though it is quite striking. I particularly like the white and the green against the deep red background. Very nicely framed in 18 ky gold with back "C" Clasp. Condition is exceptional with no chips to the stone and no seen missing tesserae
   
 
   
    1850 MICRO MOSAIC Gold Frame King Charles Spaniel Dog Brooch
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Price: $2,495.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Rare Superb circa 1850 Micro Mosaic 14 kt Gold Brooch of a King Charles Spaniel Dog. Approx. 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches. Stunning and set with the tiniest of tesserae...certainly by an Italian Master. Lovely background and landscape of the ocean and sky in the distance. A content dog... in black and white with a brownish muzzle. Black onyx set in gold frame with "C" Clasp. Condition is perfect with no chips or cracks or missing pieces. This superb example is identified in the Reference Book The Gilbert Collection Micro Mosaics. It is after the original by Antonio Aguatti
   
 
   
    Georgian Antique MICRO MOSAIC Urn Vase 15 kt Gold Pendant Brooch
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Price: $3,500.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Superb Georgian Micro Mosaic plaque depicting a Pompeiian urn housed in a 15 kt gold pendant frame with brooch pin back. Approx. 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches. Very early piece based on the subject matter and the fact it is so flat and smooth with the tiniest of tesserae . This antique subject matter became fashionable once again the the discovery of Pompeii and Paestum in the mid 18th C. Unique coloring of greens and browns with touched of gold and red. The trim of black with white dots is quite exceptional. Framed in gold with a top ring and the back has a clasp. A similar piece can be seen in the Gilbert Collection of Micromosaics. A similar piece sold at Christies in 1994 for over 5000 pounds. One side gold Acanthus leaf is pushed back a bit..hardly noticeable though for a Museum quality item as this I want to make sure it is notated
   
 
   
    Rare 1870 Italian MICRO MOSAIC 18 KT Gold Urn Pendant Locket
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Price: $7,500.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Circa 1870 Italian MicroMosaic and 18 kt gold Pendant with locket in the shape of a classical Urn with seed pearls. Approx. 3 inches tall and 1 inch across...weighs approx. 1.1 ounce. I saw this piece and gasped! The quality and the beauty is unmatched. 18 kt gold Classical urn with highly carved winged gorgon handle latch. Covered in the tiniest Micro Mosaic tesserae in lovely blue, red and green and enhanced with gold cannetille style decorations.. Pendant latch a work of art..Very thick gold and covered in the tiniest of tesserae in a blue and white floral design. 6 gold chains hand from the mouth of the urn and each with a single end seed pearl...to simulate water. And then the urn opens in half to an approx. 1/2 inch opening for a small photo or memento. Condition is perfect....No missing tesserae Gold color is sublime...carving is of a master Jeweler. A similar ...but not as good...micro mosaic urn can be found on page 251 of The Gilbert Collection Micro Mosaics. The piece represents the Variety of Archaeological style jewellery that became quite fashionable in the 19th C. That piece was thought to be from the Castallini firm of Jewelers and this piece could be from the same.
   
 
   
    RARE 1800 MICRO MOSAIC PLAQUE VENUS RISING from the SEA
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Price: $4,200.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Superb Early 1800 Micro mosaic plaque of Venus rising from the Sea.....I have never seen this subject before and of this quality. Approx. 1 1/4 by 1 1 /2 inches. It looks as if it is after the famous Botticelli painting of Venus. She has a long flowing scarf around her head as her hair blows to the side. She is in a chariot shell that is being drawn by 4 dolphins. Exquisite with the smallest tesserae imaginable. Flawless..over 200 years old and not a missing piece...no cracks or chips. Perfection. Exquisitely detailed with the background sea , the red eyes of the dolphins....a plethora of colors. Edge of piece in a red trim which is indicative of the very early pieces. On cobalt blue stone. Truly Museum Quality. With rarity and quality comes price. . A much better investment than the Italian Ruins...and a better value than the $6000. spaniel on Ebay.
   
 
   
    RARE GEORGIAN MICRO MOSAIC DOGS HALLEY'S COMET BROOCH
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Price: $2,250.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Rare Georgian Museum Quality Micro Mosaic Halley's Comet Brooch in high karat gold. Depicting rare Hounds...perhaps Grey hounds or whippets. Approx. 3/5 by 1 inch. Looks like it is out of Pompeii with the quality and the design of the dogs. Colors and depiction rarely seen. One dog stands over the other each wearing red collars. Greyish landscape with a tree background. The Halley's Comet pins became quite fashionable after the siting in 1758. And became a real fashion statement. The back has C clasp and monogrammed CL. A true Collectores piece...the very best. A Tangible Asset in these uncertain times that will continue to go up in value
   
 
   
    ANTIQUE ITALIAN MICRO MOSAIC VENICE SCENE PICTURE FRAME
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Price: $1,750.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Antique Italian Micro Mosaic Picture Frame with a scene of Venice . Frame is approx. 7 by 9 1/4 inches and glass picture area is approx. 3 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches. Just beautiful with the micro mosaic on wood with back easel. Front is a Venetian scene with St. Marks and a goldola and it looks like you are viewing through a stained glass window. Top and bottom in a Moorish Gothic decoration in terra cotta and brown. Other side is a daisy chain floral. Overall superb condition with a small chip to white area of top left corner and 2 small cracks to wood glass surround. So rare to find the Venice depiction
   
 
   
    RARE 1860 MICRO MOSAIC CRYSTAL BALL PLINTH ROMAN RUINS
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Price: $1,150.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Micro Mosaic plinth stand holding a crystal ball. Approx. 8 1/2 inches tall and 4 1/2 inches. I have never seen such a piece before. Most probably was an early and very high quality Grand Tour Souvenir from Rome. The stand is approx. 4 inches tall and 3 1/2 inches wide. Around the base is a Micro mosaic daisy chain in white with gold on a turquoise background. ****Please notice all 3 sides of the stand are made in the form of a two handled urn.**** Each side have a violet floral bouquet at the top,followed by a chain of flowers, a large Medallion of a famous ruin, a dove with sunflower and the bottom in an arrow design. So intricate and stunning. The center of the stand has a Micro mosaic medallion of the Vatican. The Ruin medallions are approx. 3/4 inches in diameter and include the Pantheon, The Forum and the Colliseum. The crystal ball is of the utmost quality and is lovely condition. I can see no loss to the tiny tesserae. Stunning and rare. If you are a Collector of Early Micro Mosaic or Grand Tour this is a must have
   
 
   
    Georgian Micro Mosaic Amazon Parrot Brooch 14 K Gold
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Price: $3,000.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Fabulous Georgian Micro Mosaic of an Amazon Parrot set in a 14 K brooch with mother of pearl back. The tiniest of tesserae, almost sand size makes up the Micromosaic. Background color of white with trim of red. Parrot is Amazon green with touches of red and blue. So beautifully portrayed that you can almost feel the ruffle of his feathers. He is setting on a perch with a gold chain to his foot. and his food bowl in front of him. Lovely face and beak. The surface is so smooth which is the real indicator of the age. Very rare subject matter and in very good condition with no missing tesserae.
   
 
   
    Rare Antique Micro Mosaic Box W/ 4 Scenes Vatican, 1880
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Price: $1,950.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Micro Mosaic Rome Souvenir Box from the Grand Tour. 4 scenes which include the Vatican on the lid at 1 1/4 by 1 3/4 inches, The Coliseum on the box center at 3/4 by 2 inches, the Parthenon at 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches and the Form at 1 1/2 by 3/4 inches . Roma is on the back of the box. Most probably a very good quality brass with an overlay decoration and sets upon 4 ball feet. A real Show Stopper for any Micro Mosaic Collection. I see only a small area on the lid at the very bottom of the Vatican where it looks like the columns were not filled in to the bottom. All tesserae are present and no signs of any restroration. Measurements: 2 by 2 1/2 inches
   
 
   
    Antique Micro Mosaic Picture Frame 6 Venetian Scenes
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Price: $2,500.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Rare antique Italian Micro Mosaic Frame. 4 by 6 1/4 inches with 1 3/4 by 3 1/4 inch picture size. The look is quite Venetian with that Byzantine Style. 6 scenes of Venice all approx. 1 inch. They include: St Marks Square, Doges Palaces, Bridge of Sighs, cathedral and 2 others I do not recognize. Also areas of floral and black and white checked design. I have never seen such a piece...has to be one of the very rarest. Easel back with ecru satin backing. Mounted on heavy gilt metal and quite substantial. I see no missing tesserae. Colors and scenes are quite exceptional. If you are a collector this must be a part of it!
   
 
   
    Georgian18 K Gold Micro Mosaic Cherub Earrings
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Price: $2,600.00 USD
Micro Mosaic
Superb Georgian Italian Micro Mosaic Earrings with winged cherubs. These are so wearable. They are French wires for pierced ears. Approx. 1 3/4 inches long. Micromosaic round is approx. 1 inch in diameter. Purchased as at least 18 K gold they have an Etruscan feel with the top gold roundel to a larger roundel with center seed pearl. The micro mosaic is of the smallest tesserae and beautifully cut. Gold trim with seed pearl. colors of red and white tiles. Center raised cherub with pastel blue wings. Absolutely charming yet quite elegant. Just put on a little black dress and you will look like a million! Beautiful condition , patina of gold is wonderful! Rare cherubs Approx. 17 grams weight
   
 
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