Antique Silver Micro Mosaic Petra Dura Brooch PinAntique Silver Micro Mosaic Petra Dura Brooch PinAntique Silver Micro Mosaic Petra Dura Brooch PinAntique Silver Micro Mosaic Petra Dura Brooch PinAntique Silver Micro Mosaic Petra Dura Brooch Pin

Lovely designed and beautifully executed, this is one of the best Petra Dura pieces we've been handled, check out the pictures and you'll see what I means, one can almost feel the flower petal and the leaves dancing softly in a breeze.

Mosaics were popular souvenirs for the Victorian traveler. The mosaics from Florence were commonly known as "petra dura" (literally, hard stone). This is a technique in which thin slices of colored stones are cut with a small saw or copper wire into shapes and fitted together like a jigsaw puzzle to produce a picture. Usually a bed of black marble is used as a foundation. Flowers and birds were favorite motifs.

This piece is a great example, the flora design is accomplished by small pieces of thin slice of stones in the various beautiful colors: coral red, snow white, olive green, yellow and brown. It is set in a silver (tested) frame to be worn as a brooch.

Measures approx. a bit under 1-1/2 inches across and weighs 12 grams.

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Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Various, Size: 1-1/2 inches

Antique Silver Micro Mosaic Petra Dura Brooch Pin

$199 USD

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