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1880s Micromosaic Scarab Pendant (on white background)
1880s Micromosaic Scarab Pendant (on black background)
1880s Micromosaic Scarab Pendant (side view)
1880s Micromosaic Scarab Pendant (backside)
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1880s Micromosaic Scarab Pendant

1880s Micromosaic Scarab Pendant (on white background)
1880s Micromosaic Scarab Pendant (on black background)
1880s Micromosaic Scarab Pendant (side view)
1880s Micromosaic Scarab Pendant (backside)
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A spectacular, large Victorian pendant with a micromosaic panel depicting an Egyptian scarab. These micromosaic panels were typically souvenirs brought home from Italy during Grand Tours in the 19th century. Back home they were incorporated into jewelry and worn as status symbols. The frame is intricately detailed with a drop panel supporting seven torpedo-shaped pendants. In 14K gold and dating to the 1880s.

Materials

Micromosaic: Glass and Brass; Pendant: 14K Gold

Date

c1880

Condition

Very Good. Light restoration to better secure the mosaic in the frame. The pendant also had brooch fittings, but they were damaged and removed.

Size

2.75" x 1.5"