Antique Green Micro Mosaic Flower & Dove Bird Bar Brooch Pin, Grand Tour Souvenir, Italy. For your consideration is this Antique 1800s Victorian Era micro mosaic bar brooch pin. This brooch features three white birds in flight on a green background. Length is 2 1/4" X 1/4" tall. There are minimal to no missing tesserae I can detect (the little hand made glass tile pieces).
There may have been repair to a portion of the first bird. Please examine all photos carefully for condition and details. The hinge has a replacement pin and works great. Brooch is priced accordingly with condition.Occasionally I have people ask me if this is my best price for a given item. I prefer to list at my lowest possible price so my buyers are getting the best value. I prefer not to artificially inflate prices only to dicker down. I don't feel that serves anyone. Yes, this is my best price.
A brief history of micro mosaic jewelry. Wearing micro mosaic jewelry became popular during the Grand Tour period (17th - 19th Century). Members of rich European families would travel around Europe, taking in the sights and cultures of 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 were a very popular subject. Each piece of tesserae was hand cut by the artist and set in place with tweezers.
No two micro mosaic pieces are exactly the same. The item "Antique Green Micro Mosaic Flower & Dove Bird Bar Brooch Pin, Grand Tour" is in sale since Tuesday, August 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "italianmicromosaics" and is located in Washougal, Washington.
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