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Georgian Micro-Ivory Brooch


This exquisitely tiny carving of a pastoral-cum-neoclassical scene is rendered in ivory over Bristol blue glass. The technique is called "micro-carving" and was popular in the late 18th century. These little works of art were mounted in pieces of jewelry as well as decorative objects such as snuff boxes. This piece was probably originally housed in an object rather than a piece of jewelry as it was remounted in a gold frame at some point and features a mid 20th century Dutch hallmark. So rare.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), ivory carving on Bristol blue glass

  • Age

    c. 1790 micro-ivory, c. 1950 frame

  • Condition

    Fair to Good - the tree and monument in the ivory carving have each lost a few pieces that are now floating under the glass but other wise good condition

  • Size

    1 1/4" x 7/8"





please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.