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Lot 72: Antique Micromosaic Bangle Bracelet
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Antique Micromosaic Bangle Bracelet
Centering one round micromosaic panel depicting two doves nesting against a blue background, edged by finely granulated gold, framed by alternating micromosaics of bouquets with detailed fancy-shaped borders, flanked by paisley-shaped ribbons of floral micromosaic against a white background, the back of the bangle with diamond-shaped panels depicting alternating swans against a red background, with Papal hallmark, circa 1870, several tesserae missing, approximately 52.3 dwts. Inner circle 6 1/2 inches.
White tesserae of dove in center with some abrasions, glue visible, some chipping, possibly dirty. Several tesserae missing.
Scrolled panel on side flattened vs. the other side, more bombe in shape.
Hairline crack on gold in interior of panel next to scrolled side panel.
Minor discoloration on reverse of bangle, minor scratches.
Width of center 1 3/4 inches. Width of bangle 11/16 inch.
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