The micro mosaic dates from the late 1800's - early 1900s. The c clasp and original hinge are in working order. Measures roughly 20 mm diameter. The mosaic setting is marked.800 silver, the standard of the era. There are no missing tesserae I can detect in the mosaics (the small handmade glass tiles).
Please zoom and examine the photos carefully for additional condition and details. 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. Please understand that antique and vintage items are not in like new condition.They will sometimes bear the scars of age. All items are examined before listing to make sure there is no excessive or detrimental damage to the integrity of the items. Some may contain very minor flaws small scratches, dents, fleabites, repairs, etc. , that we endeavor to mention in the descriptions that will appear highly magnified in the photos. We take close-up pictures to show the finer details and condition of items. Please note every item is described accurately and pictures are part of the description. We describe to the best of our knowledge and state if it has any issues to our knowledge. Colors may vary on items due to individual screen monitor color tones and can look different on your computer.
Additionally, the insurer will require a signed, sworn affidavit. This includes bows, ribbons, jewelry boxes, bubble wrap, plastic baggies and tissue paper all in reusable condition. Do not treat these as garbage if you plan to return your item. All orders are insured for the content's full value. If for any reason your item is lost in the post.
The item "Micro Mosaic Silver Doves Brooch Bird Pin, Grand Tour, Italy" is in sale since Thursday, July 29, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "microm_4707" and is located in Washougal, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.