Lot 48Three Antique Gold and Micromosaic Pendants
The three pendants centering oval micromosaic panels of a pair of white doves with flowers, a pair of multicolored birds with flowers and a multicolored butterfly, within grounds of maroon, black and white tesserae, framed in gold, the two larger pendants edged by a geometric pattern of blue, red and white mosaics, within fine rope-twist gold frames, topped by flared pendant-loops applied with small polished gold balls and gold wirework, the reverses applied with similar decoration, centering ROMA and a detailed gold beetle, with glazed compartments, circa 1870, several tesserae missing, approximately 31.8 dwts.
Sold for $2,813
1. Pair of White Doves: maroon background, several maroon tesserae missing at top - slightly visible to the eye, several dings on gold frame - slightly visible to the eye, reverse with ROMA, some tarnish.
2 1/4 x 1 3/16 inches.
2. Pair of Multicolored Birds: black background, several tesserae missing on top of bird - visible to the eye, reverse concave surmounted by a beetle. Overall good condition. 2 x 1 1/8 inches.
3. Butterfly: several white tesserae missing - slightly visible to the eye.
Overall good condition. 1 x 1 3/16 inches.
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