An Archive of Sold Items
Everything in this section is for reference only. All items have been sold.


‘Pliny’s Doves’ An exceptional Antique Micro-Mosaic Necklace

Back

‘Pliny’s Doves’ An exceptional Antique Micro-Mosaic Necklace

Gold, Natural Pearl, Glass Tesserae

H  2.40 cm (0.94 in)  |  W  38.00 cm (14.96 in)

Origin Italy, c. 1860
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good
Weight 37.00 Grams

An exceptional Grand Tour antique necklace composed of 9 oval Roman style micro-mosaics, depicting Doves in the manner of the famous mosaics discovered in the Emperor Hadrian's villa at Tivoli & described by Plinny in the 1st Century AD.
Mounted in gold set with large natural seed pearls of 2.8 mm approx.

Price Code

Ref No   8280

Sold

CALL DEALER