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Antique Victorian 18K Gold Micromosaic Locket Pendant Lamb Of God Etruscan Revival Italian Grand Tour C.1860

Antique Victorian 18K Gold Micromosaic Locket Pendant Lamb Of God Etruscan Revival Italian Grand Tour C.1860

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Outstanding Victorian 18K gold micromosaic
Lamb of God Italian Grand Tour Etruscan revival locket pendant C.1860

The pendant is large, 60 mm (2 3/8") total height, 24 mm (15/16") wide.

The main attraction is the locket itself.
The lamb of God micro mosaic cartouche made of
tiny vivid color tesserae with great detail.
It is ornated with halo of sophisticated micromosaic pattern
and Etruscan revival granulation.

The locket's concaved back lid features a word ROMA
made of raised block letters.
It surrounded with Etruscan revival granulation pattern.

There is an oval picture compartment
with bezelled glass inside the locket.

The locket itself is 29 mm long 24 mm wide.

The hinged bail is also adorned with micromosaic pattern on front
and Etruscan revival pattern on the back.
It measures 13 mm high 16 mm wide.

A special touch is 3 articulated teardrop dangles under the locket.
They also adorned with micromosaic patterns.
The central dangle measures 20 mm long, 7 mm wide.
2 side dangles are 16 mm long 5.5 mm wide.

There is an inscribed number '1631' on the locket bezel.
The pendant tested 18K.

Total weight is 17.4 grams

It is almost impossible to find high quality antique micromosaic
survived in such condition.

Very good antique condition commensurate with age.
There are a few tesserae missing on right and central dangles.
This is totally inconspicuous due to size of the tesserae
(See pictures).

The term Grand Tour refers to 17th through 19th century custom
of a trip by young people to Europe, especially to Italy.
While being in Rome, Naples, Herculaneum, Pompeii and other famous cities
they visited ancient artifacts and ladies were buying traditional jewelry from local jewelers.
The interest to ancient Rome also sparked a few times after Vesuvius eruptions in 18th
and 19th centuries.
One of the jewelry making techniques was micro-mosaic
which had been known since ancient Roman times and still very popular.
Micro-mosaic items still fascinate imagination.

Antique chain shown for display only.

Materials

18K gold

Micromosaic

Dimensions

60 mm (2 3/8") height, 24 mm (15/16") wide

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