Micromosaic jewellery and art 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, such as this exquisite museum quality antique micro mosaic bracelet dating from the early 1800's.
This micromosaic bracelet is by far the finest example that we have ever come across and is in exceptional condition and as vibrant in its colour today as when it was made over 200 years ago.
Micromosaic jewellery was often made in Italy and was very popular when people would go on the Grand Tours of the 17th to 19th Century.
Many of these pieces were then set into jewellery in other parts of Europe such as this one bearing hallmarks for being made in Vienna in 1807.
The bracelet itself is so beautifully made in 18ct gold, and not only is the detail exquisite around each micromosaic and at each end, but the gold colour used in this bracelet is yellow gold, rose gold as well as the rare green gold. Green gold is more of a very subtle green and looks incredible in this bracelet.
But this bracelet really is all about the incredible micromosaic panels. There are five oval panels, each with incredible detail that is amazing to view up close.
There is a panel of a man, a woman, two of flowers and the larger of a female dog feeding her two pups. The larger panel with the dog measures 28.2mm by 44.2mm and the micromosaic section itself measures 32.6mm by 26mm. The other four sections measure 36.4mm by 25mm with each micromosaic section measuring 19.5mm by 23.3mm.
There is not one panel that isn't captivating and will have you admiring it for hours on end.
End to end the bracelet measures 19.5cm and will wrap around the wrist perfectly.
If you are after a piece of antique jewellery that is of the finest quality, then this antique micromosaic bracelet should be one to consider.