Marked Made in Italy.
The beautiful cobalt blue background makes the colorful floral center on this Micro Mosaic Brooch just pop! The Brooch has the older style closure which holds the pin securely. The centered roses are red and yellow with a few white flowers added in and an inverted scalloped pattern around the edge adds a lovely lacy appearance. In Excellent Condition all of the little mosaic "tiles" (Tesserae) are in place. The round brooch measures 1 1/4" and is the larger of the two round pins shown in the last two photos.
There are two of these pins with matching backgrounds being listed and sold separately. A few photos have been included here to show them together. According to the previous owner, these were originally purchased at the same time on one of her trips to Italy (she estimates "around the 50's"). This listing is for the larger of the two round pins. Please see all of the Italian Micro Mosaic Pins listed in this shop.
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