Skip to product information
1 of 5

Antique Micromosaic Festoon Necklace

Antique Micromosaic Festoon Necklace

Regular price $250.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $250.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

“Micromosaic" style refers to a jewelry technique in which small pieces of glass, called tesserae, are artfully arranged into images. While micromosaic jewelry likely originated in ancient times in the Far East, it was popularized during the Victorian era as souvenir jewelry. Individuals who were lucky enough to have access to the means to travel abroad would often visit Italy and the Mediterranean on what was called “the Grand Tour” - believed to educate and edify travelers with visits to exotic and historic sites important to Western civilization. This necklace likely dates from the 1860s to 1880s and might have been a sweet souvenir gift from Italy. Set in brass, with numerous dangles and festoons, this dynamic piece is a playful addition to any ensemble and layers nicely with other jewelry.

More details:

Necklace measures 16.5” long, full length of central dangle element measures 40mm long.

Very good condition

Brass clasp

27.6 grams

All purchases arrive in a gift box, wrapped with a ribbon.

View full details