ANTIQUE ITALIAN 18K GOLD MICROMOSAIC LAMP CHARM / PENDANT by VATICAN WORKSHOPS
An antique Italian, solid 18 carat gold (tests) charm / pendant; beautifully made by the Vatican Workshops, and modelled as a lamp with hand crafted micromosaic decoration, featuring a dove.
CONDITION: Some signs of wear & tesserae loss commensurate with age and use - please see pictures. Some denting to base. Will originally had a locket glass to the base, easily replaced if desired.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1860/80. Marked with the crossed keys of the Vatican Workshops.
DIMENSIONS: 32 x 18 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 5.2 grams.