The replacement hinge and locking c clasp are in working order. The piece likely dates to the 1800s. The bezel tests at least 10k gold.
The tesserae (tiny handmade pieces of glass tiles) is completely intact. The goldstone has no cracks. Bezel setting is sturdy with no stone movement. Please zoom and examine all photos for detail and condition.
With dangle, measures roughly 29 mm x 20 mm. 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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