Russian Imperial-era Micro-Mosaic Gold Pin/Pendant by Nicholls & Plinke, circa 1880
A Russian pin/pendant from the Romanov era, period of Tsar Alexander III, depicting a Roman ruin, this 19th century Italian micro-mosaic memento of a Grand Tour was mounted as a gold brooch by Nicholls & Plincke of St. Petersburg. Within a smooth gold bevelled border with later gold suspension hook. Chain not included.
The gold mounts stamped N.P., for Nicholls & Plinke, St. Petersburg, circa 1880, with crossed anchor and scepter city mark.
1 in. (2.5 cm.) diam. In an original Russian leather box of the period.
Literature: Beyond Fabergé: Imperial Russian Jewelry by Marie Betteley and David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Schiffer, 2020, page 296.