Antique Italian Roman Ruin Micro Mosaics in New Stunning Sterling Silver Settings. The authentic antique micro mosaics feature tiny tesserae with stunning Roman Ruins.
They are finely done works of art. I took the mosaics to a professional jeweler and had them set in 925 sterling silver in the old antique style of bezel and ear hooks of the 1800s. There is very little tesserae loss (the little hand made glass tile pieces) and hard to tell at that. There are a few tiny nibbles in the black glass along the edges.Please zoom and examine photos for additional details and condition. Occasionally I have people ask me if this is my best price for a given item. I prefer to list at my lowest possible price so my buyers are getting the best value. I prefer not to artificially inflate prices only to dicker down. I don't feel that serves anyone.
Yes, this is my best price. A brief history of micro mosaic jewelry. Wearing micro mosaic jewelry became popular during the Grand Tour period (17th - 19th Century).
Members of rich European families would travel around Europe, taking in the sights and cultures of different countries. Italy was a very popular tourist spot as it had a long and prestigious history in arts and culture - a favorite subject in aristocratic circles. It was also a famous glass producer, and Italian craftsmen quickly turned their glass making skills to making stunning miniature micro mosaic pictures for their rich visitors. Flowers were a very popular subject.
Each piece of tesserae was hand cut by the artist and set in place with tweezers. No two micro mosaic pieces are exactly the same. The item "Antique Italian Roman Ruin Micro Mosaics in Sterling Silver, Italy, Grand Tour" is in sale since Thursday, June 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Earrings". The seller is "italianmicromosaics" and is located in Washougal, Washington.
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