Micromosaic Hummingbird Brooch Set in Silver

I've never seen anything like this brooch. The hummingbird and flower are rendered in a myriad of colors of glass mosaic. The tesserae are very thin - like that of fine antique micromosaics - but also long which gives the piece a modern feel. Which raises the question of dating: since I have never seen micromosaic work like this I can't really date it accurately, but it has a modern feel and my guess is that is comes out of the studio jewelry movement of the 70's or 80's.

The brooch is unsigned but clearly made by someone with a great deal of talent. It tests as 800 silver. It is 1-1/2" x 1-1/2".

This would be a great piece for someone who collect micromosaic jewelry since it is rare to find modern pieces that hold up next to the fine antique ones.

Item ID: LK3741

Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Pink/green/black, Size: M

$135 USD

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Lisa Kramer, Emeryville, CA   

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