A gold and micromosaic jewel, by Castellani,
Lot 9
A gold and micromosaic jewel, by Castellani,
Sold for £1,680 (US$ 2,823) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A gold and micromosaic jewel, by Castellani, circa 1865
Designed as highly stylised acanthus leaves, set throughout with blue glass tesserae within ropetwist borders, filed and damaged maker's mark to reverse, formerly the terminal of a pin, length 5.3cm.

Footnotes

  • See Soros-Weber & Walker (editors), Castellani and Italian Archaeological Jewelry, New Haven and London, 2004, for other jewels with "Hagia Sofia" motifs. In these stylised floral and foliate micromosaics, Castellani echoed the Byzantine acanthus leaf interior decoration found in Hagia Sofia, Istanbul.
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