Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge
Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge

AC524

Victorian 1860s 14k 21.97 CTW Micromosaic of The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy Commemorating the Battle of Milvian Bridge

Regular price$0.00
/
Shipping calculated at checkout.
  • Unique find! Only 1 available.

  • Shopping pre-owned is choosing sustainable luxury
  • One-of-a-kind item exclusively curated for you
  • Orders ship same business day with insurance and signature confirmation

General Information:

  • Total Carat Weight: Minimum of 21.97 ctw
  • Precious Metal Weight: Estimated to be roughly 3.5-4 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: Glass body and inset glass mosaic within 14k yellow gold mounting boasting a wonderful time-earned patina
  • Dimensions: Overall, this piece measures about 26.45 mm north to south x 26.83 mm east to west x 10.47 mm deep, including the cufflink disc to the reverse.
  • Weight: An impressive 7.27 grams
  • Markings: This piece is not marked, but tests for 14k yellow gold.
  • Era: This piece dates to the mid Victorian era, estimated to be from circa 1860 to 1870
  • Buyer Notes:  Prospective buyers, please note that this piece shows nicks, nibbles and wear that is commensurate with its 150-160+ year age and affectionate use, and such wear is considered to be contributive to the charm of this piece as a collectible antique; buyers should expect such wear with pieces of this age and provenance. This single cufflink is a perfect candidate for conversion into a pendant, charm, ring or brooch by the next caretaker. In an effort to maintain and preserve this piece's historic significance, it is offered for sale in its original state as it was acquired by the shop. Please keep in mind that this piece is an antique, and bears nibbles, nicks and wear that are all commensurate with its age and affectionate use.

The Story:

This single cufflink was originally one of a complete set, likely each piece in the set commemorating a different European landmark, and likely acquired by a young socialite on a Grand Tour excursion sometime between 1860 and 1870. It reflects the Archeological Revival styles of the time which surged in popularity as Grand Tour trips were en vogue.

When the construction of the Suez Canal was completed in 1869, archaeological endeavors ensued in the Middle East and Africa and revived interests in Ancient civilizations' aesthetics. Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek and Roman Revival styles surged in popularity in Western Europe and America. Likewise, a rising interest in highly decorative and deeply symbolic pieces piqued consumer interests. Such themes rose to prominence especially due to the social-aristocratic Grand Tour trips which were ardently pursued by young socialites from the end of the 18th century through the end of the 19th.

This mosaic was almost certainly purchased as a very special souvenir while on the Grand Tour, and may have been bought unmounted and then custom-mounted by the buyer's jeweler once back home after the trip. It features a handmade glass micro-mosaic on the face. This mosaic is beautifully rendered with excellent sense of spatial depth, architectural detail, geometry and scale. 

The mosaic depicts the Arch of Constantine, which is a triumphant arch located in Rome, Italy, and is dedicated to the Emperor Constantine I, also called Constantine the Great. This arch was built to honor the victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge, which took place in Ponte Milvio, Rome on October 28th in the year 312 AD. One side was led by Constantine I (Roman emperor who reigned from 306 to 337) while the other was led by Maxentius (Roman emperor who reigned from 306 until his death in 312 at the battle), and the result of the battle was the decisive prevail of Christianity under Constantine I, as well as sole control by the victor of the Roman empire in the west.

    By placing an order, you accept and agree to uphold Revival Fine Jewelry's terms, conditions and policies.

    Regarding All Purchases: All additional 'prop' jewelry boxes, ring boxes, or any other jewelry items pictured alongside the featured listing are for photographic and display purposes only and are not included in the transaction unless explicitly noted in the listing description and/or title. Your order will be carefully packed within a branded Revival Fine Jewelry gift box and will ship in a discreet outer shipping parcel.

    Regarding Sale Purchases: Items purchased while on sale and/or sold at specially discounted rates negotiated and agreed upon by Revival Fine Jewelry and a designated consumer are considered final sale. Sale and discounted items are nonreturnable, nonrefundable and ineligible for layaway.

    Regarding Brooches & Pins: Often significantly and curiously undervalued jewelry items, brooches, pins and stick pins are treasured pieces of history in this shop. Accordingly, their pricing is calculated analogous to other fine jewelry, including their symbolic meaning, rarity and historical prestige. Such pieces are typically converted to other forms of jewelry, and are therefore becoming increasingly rare in their original states. Aside from being perfectly wearable as sophisticated lapel ornaments, brooches and pins of all kinds are prime candidates for many kinds of fine jewelry conversions, including rings, earrings, pendants, and charms, if so desired by the consumer post-purchase. Revival Fine Jewelry does not perform conversion projects for customers.

    Regarding Storage & Boxes: All specifications, including but not limited to the measurements, age, origins, and material compositions are supplied in good faith as professional estimations constructed using professional grade tools, years of learned and honed skills, educational resources and academic scholarship, and refined research methods. Regardless of our confidence in our descriptions and the photographs deemed viable extensions of these descriptions, we cannot guarantee the definitiveness, faultlessness, or exactitude beyond our knowledge and expertise. Kindly keep in mind that this and all items are sold as-is vintage, antique and estate secondhand wares, and consequently bear conditional wear in matter and operation commensurate with age and use.

    Layaway is available for full priced, non-sale items priced $600.00 USD or greater, and items may not be combined to attain price-eligibility. Plans are offered as 3-month/90-day maximum terms.

    In exchange for offering interest-free plans, customers agree to abide and uphold the following nonnegotiable terms and conditions:

    • A 30% non-refundable deposit is due upfront to reserve the item for layaway and pull it from public sale on all of our shopping platforms. Shipping expenses are added to this first payment unless otherwise requested.

    • The remaining 70% balance is divided up into three subsequent monthly payments due on the same day of the following three months. If deliquent, a $20.00 USD late fee is added per day to an overdue payment until paid.

     In the event that a layaway installment is left unpaid for seven (7) days and no communication is received from the designated customer, the layaway plan will be presumed abandoned. While the item will be returned to public sale, all payments made hitherto are still considered final.

    Layaway items are promptly boxed and shipped to the designated customer once the final payment successfully processes. Taxes, import and other legal fees are not calculated into the payments, and are the sole responsibility of the customer, whether a domestic US or international buyer. Revival Fine Jewelry is not responsible for calculating, covering or adding such costs into purchase prices.

    All layaway payments as well as all items purchased through layaway plans are considered final sale; neither payments nor items may be refunded, transferred, exchanged or returned. Revival Fine Jewelry does not issue store credit.

    Revival Fine Jewelry reserves the right to cancel any layaway plan at any point for any reason if fraudulant activity is suspected. In this event, the designated customer will be notified prior to the intended cancellation of their plan.

    To request a layaway plan, please email us here. Remember to specify your desired item by noting its link, title or code.