Victorian Mosaic Roman Revival Bracelet
in Yellow Gold

Micro Mosaic Bracelet, with Onyx & Filigree Surround

£ 5,240
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An 18ct yellow gold, oval panel bracelet from the Victorian period that combines two highly skilled crafts: micro mosaic and intricate cannetille goldwork. Five oval shaped, black onyx panels are decorated with micro mosaic inlays, which depict ancient Roman landmarks such as the Temple of Vesta, the Colosseum, and the Tempio di Portuno. Extreme skill and patience are required to create these pieces, where individual small mosaic pieces (tesserae) are grouped together on a black onyx background. Seen in ancient times, micro mosaic jewellery became hugely popular during the Grand Tour (17th-19th centuries), when pieces were created as personal keepsakes of famous places that had been visited by the noble and wealthy élite. Inspired by embroidery, cannetille work was popular during this period, with fine gold wires forming a mass of intricate shapes, including scrolls, coils and beehives.
The Victorians' love for ancient history, which was driven by exciting archaeological discoveries, made revival jewellery inspired by ancient design and life very popular.

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  • Material: 18CT Yellow Gold
  • Principal Stone: Onyx
  • Age: 1837 - 1890 (Victorian)
  • Bracelet Length: 20cm
  • Bracelet Width: 30mm
  • Clasp Type: Spring Ring
  • Item Code: 1179100

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