# 5081 / Pair Of Gold Earrings, Dangling With Micro-mosaic, Representing Birds

Pair of 18 kt yellow gold earrings, dangling, with bezel-set micro-mosaic representing small birds, in onyx, oval shape.
the two birds are mirror images and face each other

The framed micro-mosaics items dates from the 1860s or 80s and are in excellent condition. Measuring 14mm x 10mm, they were made using a careful technique that involves creating an image from small pieces of opaque enameled glass, called 'enamels'. tesserae. The tiny mosaics were developed in the second half of the 18th century by the Vatican mosaic workshop. In the 19th century, many independent studios dedicated to the production of these small souvenirs were created to meet the demand of travelers.

The lever clasp and the setting were custom-made for the micro-mosaic in 18 kt gold
Gross weight gr,6,84
micro-mosaic plate dimensions 14 x 10 mm
Metal: 18k gold
Stone: Onyx
Style: Victorian
Period: 19th century
Condition: Excellent condition, no wear.

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