This piece is one the rare examples of this beautiful Art form of so called Roman design with multitude of tiny pieces of semiprecious stones or colored glass, called tesserae , pieced together to form a picture. All micro parts are held in place with special cement on Glass or Stone background plate (invisible in our case). The final product was then waxed and polished, and the finished jewelry piece was much smoother and finer in appearance than the regular larger scaled mosaic.Uch designs gained widespread popularity in Europe of 18th - 19th centuries. I\m not sure if the tesserae on this ring is made of Stone or Glass, they are numerous, colorful and very small pieces which were painstakingly hand assembled and placed into a pattern exactly as was described above.
From casual distance of 50 cm it. Appears to be almost a fluid picture with no spaces visible to the naked eye. The size and delicacy of the work is truly remarkable.The mosaic measures 20 mm x 17mm. Crown is 7 mm deep.
US 5.25 / 16 mm. Sizing is possible but hot type resizing is not recommended, it's best to size using special laser equipment. Mosaic is intact and complete with no missing pieces. Buyers from EU countries will be charged extra 25 % of the sum stated above. The item "1843 Antique Micro Mosaic Ring solid 18K Gold Silver Ø 5.25 US / 7.3gr" is in sale since Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Rings". The seller is "optimistic555" and is located in Copenhagen.
This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.