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Italian micro mosaic jewelry

1820-1830 Italy. brooch

Italian micro mosaic jewelry. 1820-1830 brooch

Micro-mosaic is painting, laid with tiny pieces of glass called tesserae. In some cases, the number reached 5000 per square inch (2.54 x 2.54 cm). This technique which came into vogue in the 17th century and flourished in the 18th century in the Vatican Mosaic workshop, continues to this day. Also there were workshops in Venice and Florence. Italian micro mosaic jewelry became popular in the 17-19 centuries in connection with the fashion for travel among the aristocracy. From their trips travelers brought souvenirs – micromosaic depicting historical sites, or sent to their relatives as postcards with pictures on them. Especially popular were the Italian ruins.

Italian micro mosaic jewelry

1800 Ring. Italian micro mosaic jewelry

Italian micro mosaic jewelry

The first half of the 19th century. Earrings. Italy

Italian micro mosaic jewelry

1810 Comb micro-mosaics with oil lamps. Rome, Italy

Italian micro mosaic jewelry

1810 necklace Italy

Italian micro mosaic jewelry

1815-1825, the bracelet. Rome, Italy

Italian micro mosaic jewelry

1840, the bracelet. Italy

Italian micro mosaic jewelry

1860s. Gold bracelet. Apollo on the solar chariot follows the Aurora. On fresco by G.Reni

Italian micro mosaic jewelry

1860s. Gold bracelet. Apollo on the solar chariot follows the Aurora. On fresco by G.Reni. Fragment

Italian micro mosaic jewelry

Mid-19th century. Earrings. Italy

Italian micro mosaic jewelry

Mid-19th century. Earrings. Italy (detail)

Similar bracelet 1870s

Similar bracelet 1870s

1860, the Necklace

1860, the Necklace

1860, the Necklace. fragment

1860, the Necklace. fragment

1860, the Necklace. fragment

1860, the Necklace. fragment

1860, the pendant

1860, the pendant

1860, the brooch

1860, the brooch

1860, the brooch detail

1860, the brooch detail

1860, the brooch-pendant

1860, the brooch-pendant

1860-80, the set of earrings, pendant and bracelet. Italy

1860-80, the set of earrings, pendant and bracelet. Italy

1860-80, details of bracelet

1860-80, details of bracelet

1860-80, details of bracelet

1860-80, details of bracelet

1860-80, the set of earrings and pendant larger

1860-80, the set of earrings and pendant larger

1870 Paryura (jewelry set) in antique style

1870 Paryura (jewelry set) in antique style

Italy about 1870. Jewelry set with scenes from rural life. Pendant could also be worn as a brooch

Italy about 1870. Jewelry set with scenes from rural life. Pendant could also be worn as a brooch

Italy about 1870. Jewelry set with scenes from rural life. Pendant could also be worn as a brooch (detail)

Italy about 1870. Jewelry set with scenes from rural life. (detail)

Italy about 1870. Jewelry set with scenes from rural life. Pendant could also be worn as a brooch (detail)

Italy about 1870. Jewelry set with scenes from rural life. (detail)

19th century. Bracelet. Rome, Italy fragment

19th century. Bracelet. Rome, Italy fragment

19th century. Bracelet. Rome, Italy

19th century. Bracelet. Rome, Italy

19th century. Brooch with pearls and rubies. Italy

19th century. Brooch with pearls and rubies. Italy

1870, the bracelet, pendant and brooch

1870, the bracelet, pendant and brooch

1870, the brooch

1870, the brooch

Late 19th century, France

Late 19th century, France

The second half of the 19th century. Brooch 'St. Peter's Square'

The second half of the 19th century. Brooch ‘St. Peter’s Square’

The second half of the 19th century. Brooches

The second half of the 19th century. Brooches

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