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Micromosaic jewellery and art was made using incredibly small pieces of ceramics, glass or pebbles known as tesserae, that arranging the painstakingly over time into incredible works of art, such as these antique micromosaic earrings made in the 19th century. Set into very elegant 15 carat gold settings that have been beautifully hand engraved, in the centre of each are charming ancient Roman scenes that are such a delight to admire. These are true works of art that look beautiful from a distance and become more and more breathtaking the closer you get to them. The amount on time that would have gone into making these would have no doubt been immense, and showcase the quality and craftsmanship of what could be achieved all those years ago without the aid of any modern tools or equipment. Each scene measures 19mm in diameter and the earrings themselves measure 39.2mm across by 23.7mm to the top of the shepherd hooks making them sit perfectly under the ear lobe where they will no doubt always be admired and appreciated for their incredible beauty. These antique micromosaic earrings are just divine and a real testimony to what could be achieved all those years ago. Stock# ES8876 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Here are a pair of museum quality antique micromosaic earrings from the 1860's that are just spectacular and destined for any lover of antique jewellery of exceptional quality. Micromosaic jewellery was made using incredibly small pieces of ceramics, glass or pebbles known as tesserae, and arranging the painstakingly over time into incredible works of art. There is such a difference between "tourist ware" micromosaic jewellery and ones such as these earrings which take micromosaic jewellery to a whole new level. Made in the mid-Victorian period of the 1860's, not only are these earrings is wonderful condition, but it is also a testament to the quality of artisans that went into making both the micromosaic panels as well as the earrings themselves. Set in 18ct yellow gold, each earring measures 20.2mm across at its widest section by 42.6mm from the bottom to the top. With the most delightful swan design in the centre, there is also a very attractive micromosaic section at the top. With incredible detail to the setting as well as the micromosaic sections, these are arguably one of the finest pair of micromosaic antique earrings around. Stock # ES7923 Circa: 1860 $Sold.