Micro Mosaic 10K Gold Brooch Pin, Dove Bird, Italy, Grand Tour Souvenir. This is a beautiful Italian micro mosaic brooch that features a bird and flowers of fine detail in the tiniest handmade glass tiles. The original tube hinge and c clasp are in working order. The piece dates from the 1800s. The bezel tests at least 10k gold.
The tesserae (tiny hand made pieces of glass tiles) is completely intact. The red glass has no cracks. Bezel setting is sturdy with no movement. Initials "SK" engraved on the back.
Please zoom and examine all photos for detail and condition. Measures roughly 26 mm diameter. 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.
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