Today I am selling a detailed Victorian Italian micro mosaic brooch. Two colorful micro mosaic dove birds in a black diamond shaped background flank a small face with brown hair in a black round space. The rest of the rectangular area is filled with green tiles and white and black striped accents. The scene is set into a simple rectangular silver toned frame. The pin is tight and stays in the C clasp securely.
CONDITION: Very good for its age. A couple of tiles are missing in the two upper corners and on the wings of the bird on the right. There is rust on the wires separating the black background from the green areas. The silver toned metal has verdigris (greening) and tarnish on the sides and the back. The pin is a brass replacement.
CIRCA: Late Victorian era
MEASUREMENTS: 2 1/16 inches long and a little over 3/8 of an inch tall