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The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... Some other examples of souvenirs that would have been attractive to travelers during their Grand Tour were artworks, furniture or jewelry utilizing the ancient technique of micromosaic....... This extraordinary table is beautifully crafted with cartouches of micromosaic tiles depicting nine famous Roman sites and a border with four doves....... Splendid images of ancient Rome were painstakingly recreated in miniature using tiny tiles and precious stones, in what is commonly known as micromosaic... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
...) are set in mortar in and artistic motif. Tiny mosaics are referred to as micromosaics. mother-of-pearl A term used to reference the hard, iridescent inner lining of certain mollusk shells such as oyster and mussel... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Jewelry Archives » Page 2 of 4 » The official weblog of M.S

.... Micromosaic Necklace, ca 1870. Image from V & A. One of the most desired destinations of the Grand Tour in the late 18 th century was Rome, where the medley of ancient cultures produced artifacts, jewelry and objets d.......  Mosaic jewelry was made in two distinct styles: micromosaic and pietra dura, differentiated by both geography and technique....... The Romans perfected the micromosaic technique, and their workshops grew to the height of popularity through the entire 19 th century... Read More »