Micro Mosaic Table Top Frame Hoof Shape ca. 1880
This fine micro mosaic frame has horse hoof shape - a lucky charm!
The frame is made of thousands tiny Venetian glass tiles. The tesserae show a delightful flower garland on turquoise ground: these motifs have extremely fine work and delicate colors. The flowers are raised and lovely arranged.
The condition is very good to excellent. I have inspected the frame with the magnifying glass - no missing tesserae to see. Lovely braided brass surrounds the frame and the picture opening. All pieces seem to be original, glass present.
The frame measures 4 inches in height and 3.2 inches in width (at largest). The picture opening measures 2.4 x 1.8 inches.