VIBRANT Multi-Color Floral micro MOSAIC Pin is OVAL shape & the hundreds of tiny glass pieces (tiles) are set in a silver plated brass frame with twisted “wire” running all the way around it. This C.1935 Handmade Italian MOSAIC pin is more UNUSUAL because it has a black background.
The border has scallops of twisted wire that alternate with Cherry Red, Navy Blue & Pale Persian Turquoise Blue rectangular tiles bordering "curly-q" looking pieces that resemble ribbon candy. FIRMLY Set in the black (background) palette are tiny tesserae in White, Butterscotch, Lavender, Red, Black, Pale Pink and Olive & Forest Green.
75 +/- Year Old Mosaic jewelry has several different types of flowers; I believe I see a Forget Me Not and 3 Large ROSES – all surrounded by leaves. Old Italian jewelry is lightly Marked “MADE IN ITALY” and the Maker's Initials? "RM" on the Reverse. OUTSTANDING example of a Micro Mosaic Pin MEASURES just shy of 2 Inches Across, ~ 1 1/4 Top to Btm. and is in VERY GOOD CONDITION! Colors are VIBRANT and surface is glossy... Retains ORIGINAL Fully Functional Safety Pin type Clasp, Hinge & Pin Stem. I have not cleaned or polished metal frame – displays OLD Patina that attests to its age. I do not see ANY missing pieces even with a 10 Power jeweler’s loupe.
Would make a GREAT GIFT or SUPERB Addition to your Floral, European, Italian Mosaic or Pre WWII ~ Vintage Pin Collection!