This Antique Micro Mosaic Pin or Brooch is from c1910 as told by the pins C clasp construction and the pin itself extending beyond the back.

Measuring 1 inch wide (1 1/8 inch if you add the length of the pin also) and 1 inch high it is Octagon shaped (8 sides) around the border are 8 white with black accent fans surrounded pink accent stones and enclosed in a gray wire. (the wire may or may not have once been coated in gold wash)

Looking at the center we see a field of light blue and in it we see tiny tiny 1mm flowers in white, yellow, pink and lavender with even smaller leaves of green. I can only guess at the painstaking process it would have taken to construct this lovely piece of art.

Condition is very good Antique. It is not missing any of it's Tesserae Enamel pieces or wire inlay. Gold wash covering the metal of the sides and back has ware and there is some darkening of the brass backing on the back.

This would make a wonderful pin on a large dolls coat or dress too!

FYI: The Estate sale was for items owned by William and Susan Ecenbarger.

William won the Pulitzer Prize for General news in 1980 for his outstanding reporting of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident coverage. (TMI to us locals)

He was a reporter and and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer in his day and also Freelanced with his work having been published in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Esquire, Audubon and other leading newspapers and magazines.

William wrote historical books too; “Walkin' the Line: A Journey from Past to Present Along the Mason-Dixon”, published in 2000 and “Glory by the Wayside: The Old Churches of Hawaii which was co-authored by his wife Susan (who also did the principal photography for the book). This was released in 2008. He not only won the Pulitzer, but in his writing career he also won the George Polk Aware, and the Lowell Thomas Travel Writer of the Year among others.

I am assuming that Susan was the collector of the fabulous jewelry I saw there. Be sure to find the other offerings of Eisenberg Weiss and Pell that I have for you here in my shop.

ITEM ID
RL20213578
TYPE
Estate
COLOR
Gold, Gray, Green, Pink, Purple, Turquoise, White, Yellow
STYLE
Micro-mosaic
ITEM SIZE
1"L by 1"W
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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