Presenting a floral motif micro mosaic brooch / pin circa 1950s.
This lovely brooch from Italy features a very elaborate floral motif in a gold tone setting with applied twisted wire decoration. The brooch measures 2" x .75" x .375". The pin is in excellent vintage condition with no blemishes, missing glass pieces or repairs. It closes securely with a roll over safety clasp. This piece is visibly hallmarked “Italy”.
Micro mosaics are pictures made from small pieces of stone or glass tiles known as "Tessera". The Italians have developed great skill in producing these pieces. The more elaborate designs featured very intricate designs handmade with many small tiles. These required a skilled artist and produced small pieces of wearable Fine Art. These were often purchased as a remembrance while on Grand Tour.
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