Here is an antique Italian (ca. 1900) inlaid brooch set in fancy 800 silver. The pin is an oval, measuring 1 7/8" X 1 5/8." The piece has a hand-wrought bezel decorated with filigree work. The stone is onyx inlaid with a rose and other flowers, made of precious stones such as jade and coral. This technique is called "Petra Dura." This pin a large one of the type with a detailed design in many colors. It is in excellent original condition. It has a tube hinge, testifying to its age, but it also has a safety catch that is functional. This pin is just exquisite.
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