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The Pre Holiday Jewels & Collectibles Sale

Thu, Dec 14, 2023 12:00PM EST
Lot 36

Roman Revival 1850 Papal States Pendant In 19K Gold Swan In Micro Mosaic

Estimate: $4,200 - $5,700

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Beautiful historical piece created during the Victorian Grand Tour era, at the Papal States in Rome Italy back in the 1850. This unusual pendant was carefully crafted with Roman and Etruscan revival patterns in solid rich yellow gold of 19 karats and embellished in the obverse with an intricate micro-mosaic of a Loving Swan. Have three dangling elements decorated in the same technique with flowers and fitted at the reverse with a framed round thin glass. The gold parts in the piece are decorated with a patterns of twisted wires and fitted on top with a movable oval bail to wear in a chain or a Necklace. The micro mosaic is very well executed, of Italian origin and made in Rome. Represent a white Swan in a lake, made up with almost 500 hundred tiny pieces, carved from natural hardstones, such; blue lapis lazuli, red coral, black onyx, green malachite, black onyx and cream nacre. Weight: 14.90 Grams, (9.55 Dwt). Measurements: 67 mm by 35 mm by 12 mm (2.63 x 1.38 x 0.47 Inches). Hallmarks: Stamped with the old Papal States assay marks for the 22kt gold. One time with the Crossed Keys and a Cardinal Capello inside a triangle and one time with the maker's lozenge cartouche with the number 24 for the Roman identification goldsmith.


Very good conditions. Upon Request, Auction House may provide an appraisal. This will carry an additional cost. Appraisals are made by our in house GIA certified Gemologist.

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