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Pendant in the Form of Neptune and a Sea Monster | probably Netherlandish | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Early 1600's, Dutch: Pendant in the form of Neptune and a sea monster: Baroque pearl with enameled gold mounts set with rubies, diamonds, pearls. 4-3/8 in. (11.1 cm) high. Style similar to Elizabeth's mother-of-pearl ring set with gold, rubies and diamonds
19th Century Roman Micro-Mosaic Vermeil Earrings
A colorful springtime bouquet of flowers framed with a black & white geometric design are intricately rendered in tiny tesserae in these wonderful antique micro-mosaic earrings by way of nineteenth-century Italy. Hight carat gold over silver, 7/8 inch.
Firm of Castellani | Brooch | Italian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The pale yellow-gold mount is a subtle foil for the head of medusa, whose grisly coiffure crawling with snakes is no less exquisitely configured in blond hues of the tesserated glass known as micromosaic. Luigi Podio was the chief micromosaic specialist in the Roman firm of Fortunato Pio Castellani. Matching ancient imagery with technologies also re-created from classical antiquity, Castellani served an avid international clientele.
Watchmaker: Isaac Penard | Watch | Swiss, Geneva | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Watch in the form of a skull, ca. 1640-50 Movement by Isaac Penard (Swiss, 1619-1676) Case and dial: silver, partly nielloed, with a single silver hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel; back plate of movement