This antique yellow gold and micromosaic necklace features 15 Roman mosaic plaques depicting the beauties and leisure of daily life, and is encrusted with natural pearls. This kind of jewelry was usually collected in the 19th century in Rome and Southern Italy during the aristocratic Noblemen’s Grand Tour, an initiatory and cultural journey around the Italian peninsula and Greece in order to experience the cultural legacy of antiquity and the Renaissance.
Circa 1830, Rome
Necklace Length: 39 cm
Largest Mosaic Pendant: 3.2 x 2.5 cm
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