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c1880 Gold Mosaic Scarab Locket (on white background)
c1880 Gold Mosaic Scarab Locket (on black background)
c1880 Gold Mosaic Scarab Locket (reverse side showing grape leaf design)
c1880 Gold Mosaic Scarab Locket (shown open on black background)
c1880 Gold Mosaic Scarab Locket (on hand for scale)
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c1880 Mosaic Scarab Locket

$850
c1880 Gold Mosaic Scarab Locket (on white background)
c1880 Gold Mosaic Scarab Locket (on black background)
c1880 Gold Mosaic Scarab Locket (reverse side showing grape leaf design)
c1880 Gold Mosaic Scarab Locket (shown open on black background)
c1880 Gold Mosaic Scarab Locket (on hand for scale)
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A beautifully made little antique c1880 gold locket with a glass mosaic panel depicting a scarab on the front, and grape leaves on the back. Micromosaic jewelry like this, sometimes depicting Egyptian motifs, was a common souvenir of Italy in the 19th century. The panels less commonly mounted in such fine pieces of jewelry as this locket, with it's intricate gold granulation. 

Materials

Glass Mosaic and 14K Gold

Date

c1880

Condition

Good. Restorations to mosaic. Bale slightly worn.

Size

Locket: 3/4 x 5/8"