Micro Mosaic Blue & White Flower Antique Italian Grand Tour Silver Filigree Necklace, Sterling Silver. For your consideration is this antique micro mosaic from the 1800s.
I took the mosaic to a professional jeweler and had it set in. I have added a sterling silver filigree chain that compliments the mosaic perfectly along with an authentic fresh water pearl and faceted blue topaz drop. The necklace is 23 in length. If you would prefer a shorter chain, simply let me know when you pay and I'll gladly adjust the length for you. The filigree ball clasp is also sterling silver.
The pendant is 1 13/16 tall (including pearl topaz drop) X 1 6/16 wide. 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 "Micro Mosaic Blue & White Flower Grand Tour Silver Filigree Necklace" is in sale since Wednesday, June 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "italianmicromosaics" and is located in Washougal, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Jordan, Luxembourg, Viet nam, Uruguay.