An old Italian micro mosaic box. This magnificent item is made up of a gold tone metal foundation. This foundation has a unique ornate floral design set around the exterior base of the box. The lid to this item has an old hinge as well as a tab for opening it. The lid is also decorated with a number of tiny glass tiles that make up a lovely design of leaves with purple, red, orange, and yellow glass flowers inside of a black glass tile exterior. The inside of the lid is signed "Italy" and the box measures 1 3/8" long by 1 5/8" wide and is 3/4" deep. This box is in good condition, however the gold tone coloring is coming off,on the inside of the lid. A great container for small trinkets such as beads.