ANTIQUE GEORGIAN DOUBLE MICRO MOSAIC DUCK CHICK FLOWERS - For Sale

ANTIQUE GEORGIAN DOUBLE MICRO MOSAIC DUCK CHICK FLOWERS
Price: $7000.00
Exquisite and rare double Georgian micromosaic. Made 18th - very early 19th century. 1 3/8inches long. Oval shape enclosed in a gold mount, very delicate classic Georgian form. THe ground of the micromosaic is bright blue with a border of tiny tesserae in red and white. THe fine glass cut transversely, showing the pattern in cross section. One side has a fabulous scene of two ducks swimming amidst long papyrus leaves and water plants. The green-headed mother duck keeps a watchful eye out as the chick dives for something in the water. The detail and colour are rich and subtle - tremendous tonal variety and the actual placement of the glass tesserae is superb - forming patterns in themselves. The reverse is totally different in subject and tonality, but no less spectacular in artistic achievement and colourful beauty. A large basket brims with flowers of every hue and tone, from tiny, delicate blossoms to large, full-bodied blooms. Again, both colour and craftsmanship are highly superior. The detail is simply stunning: a single flower might be comprised of 8 or more different colours. THe quality of this item is without doubt of the very best and it would enhance any museum collection. The tiny glass stones indicate that the micro mosaic is extremely old - this quality of workmanship was only done during the Georgian era. Either side of this piece is fabulous in and of itself, but finding them together as part of a double, is particularly rare and special. Condition is very good. No missing tesserae. Status: For Sale Reference#: 3993 Condition: good Year: 1820 Title: ANTIQUE GEORGIAN DOUBLE MICRO MOSAIC DUCK CHICK FLOWERS

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Brenda Ginsberg Art & Antiques
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Email : antiques@brendaGinsberg.com
Phone : 954-415-0622

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