Miniature architectural views wood carved jewels gems c. 1860-80 era lot x 10Brian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
(miniature wooden gem-like architectural views)
Issued c. mid-19th century, likely 1860-80 era, likely Europe.
Charming antique miniature medallions. Difficult to describe, unlike anything we've seen. Each like a tiny jewel, almost certainly individually created by patience. Each view in high relief, apparently made from wood.
Each set within a thin embossed gold oval border, then surrounded by an embossed lace patterned paper.
Wonderful, curious, and almost certainly rare little items. All affixed long ago to a single backing sheet. Video shows them better than words- any age flaws easy to forgive or overlook, nice little objects.
Measures c.9" x 6 7/8".