Magnificent example of early antique jewelry, this micro mosaic has survived the years in fine condition, the color palette is also unusual, with gold tone accents in antelopes body, the frame is 18kt. yellow gold. c1880s
SUITE OF GOLD AND MICROMOSAIC JEWELRY, FRENCH, CIRCA 1870 Comprising a necklace, a bracelet, and a pair of pendant-earrings, decorated with oval micromosaics of lovebirds and sprays of flowers in multi-colored tesserae, within gold frames decorated with filigree and beadwork, the necklace supporting chain swags and dart pendants, necklace and bracelet lengths 15 and 7 inches, maker's mark and French assay marks. With fitted case.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL-REVIVAL PENDANT-BROOCH AND PENDANT-EARRINGS, EUGÈNE FONTENAY, The pendant-brooch centered by a pear-shaped enamel plaque featuring the Greek goddess Artemis framed by gold granulation and twisted gold wire, with a square-shaped cluster of granulation above and below, bearing a plaque with her name in Greek letters, suspending a gold fringe; the earrings of similar design, decorated with pear-shaped enamels featuring Erotes, one with a bow, the other with an arrow, circa 1870.