Micro Mosaic Brooch 14k Gold Peasant Woman Pin, Antique Grand Tour, Italy, Souvenir Jewelry For your consideration is this stunning 1800s micro mosaic woman holding flowers. Measures roughly 47 mm x 38 mm. The bezel is 14k gold.
There is no tesserae loss that I can detect (the tiny handmade glass tile pieces). No cracks in the black glass and minimal scratches. Working tube hinge and locking clasp.The mosaic is in overall fantastic condition. Please zoom and inspect all photos for additional details and condition. The mosaic sits securely with no wiggle room.
The bezel appears to be slightly bent in places, but could be straightened out by a jeweler. Quite a special piece for your collection. 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. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins".
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