This interesting piece is finely done & it's also unusual and rare to have purple in a micro mosaic. The micro mosaics date back to the Victorian era, 1800s. The gold brooch setting tests at least 14k gold. Measures roughly 46 mm x 40 mm. There is minimal to no missing tesserae I can detect in the mosaic (the small handmade glass tiles).The black onyx glass has no cracks. With a loupe, I can see some light scratching and wear around the top edge. Everything looks and feels secure and intact. Please zoom and examine the photos carefully for additional condition and details for they are all part of the description. A brief history of micro mosaic jewelry.
Micro mosaic jewelry became popular during the European Grand Tour period (17th-19th Century). Members of wealthy families would travel around Europe taking in the sights and cultures of several different countries. Italy was a very popular tourist spot as it had a long and prestigious history in arts and culture - a favorite subject in aristocratic circles.It was also a famous glass producer, and Italian craftsmen quickly turned their glass making skills to making stunning miniature micro mosaic pictures for their rich visitors. Flowers, birds and architecture were a very popular subjects.
Each piece of tesserae (little hand-pulled glass tiles) was hand cut by the artist and painstakingly set in place. No two micro mosaic pieces are the same. First, thank you for your interest in our shop and the beautiful art of micro mosaics. People ask if this is the best price for a given item.
We list at the lowest price possible so buyers are getting the best value. We prefer not to artificially inflate prices only to dicker down. So when you ask if this is the best price? The item "14k Gold Floral Micro Mosaic Brooch Pin, Italy, Antique, Grand Tour" is in sale since Sunday, March 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches".
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