This is a very early mini micro mosaic pin made in Italy around the turn of the last century. The pin measures 2 1/2" wide by 1 1/2 high. It is made in in the shape of a fraternal order symbolized by stars. The pattern is a star within a larger star. It is made of tiny pieces of colored glass. There are some losses but it is hard to see them because each piece is tiny. The colors are white background with red, green and blue. The back of the pin is a brass with the older working open C clasp. For collectors of mosaic pieces this will be a rare find.
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Art & Antiques from Victorian through the 1950's and slightly beyond
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