Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bling...Ponte Vecchio style

Micro mosaic jewelry is a weakness of mine...when in Florence last week, I found some lovely examples on the Ponte Vecchio.

The shop of Bernardo Antichita stands out as one of the best sources for estate and antique jewelry on the bridge.

Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of fabulous jewelry in other areas as well!

But, the Ponte Vecchio offers door to door rare pieces just tempting you through those glass walls...

Price points are usually well out of my range, but one can usually find a unique piece to call your own.

Bernardo Antichita captures my heart completely with his window displays.

Those lovely green moire displays offsetting some of the best antique jewelry I have ever seen.

I love the sprinkling of coral counterbalancing that incredible cuff.

...a carved coconut flask., some early roman glass....all perfect additions to a curiosity cabinet!

He does have a wonderful website where all of these items may be purchased...just browsing on line is a treat in itself! ...he accepts paypal..!!!


Jeff Huckaby said...

What treasures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynne Rutter said...

well i hope you didn't forget my birthday. !!!

Mark D. Ruffner said...

I love the micro mosaics, too, and the cameos! The cameo at the bottom, third from left, sure does look like Marcus Aurelius.

Gina said...

Dear Theresa, Oh what fun you must have had.

Theresa Cheek said...

Point taken!

La Petite Gallery said...

Glad I wasn't with you. My last trip there ,left me a big Credit card bill when I came home. It's too hard to resist.I want one of each.


ceecee said...

I sure hope I get to stand in front of those windows someday. (Notice I wasn't as optimistic that I would be able to actually walk through the door and buy something!) I have one...yes, one...mosaic earring that someone brought me from Italy when I was a teen-ager. Well, they gave me a pair, of course, but I lost one. I've always wanted another pair...and a cameo. Love cameos!
Catherine xx

Brillante Interiors said...

Thanks for the tour and the beautiful images. I am glad I don't have to choose (yet)they are all gorgeous pieces.

GaretT_T said...

Those are definitely Treasures of time! i would also love those estate jewelry phoenix that was shown on the 5th picture.thanks for posting!

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