This exquisite Victorian keepsake offers an amazing array of tints that blend beautifully against the black marble background. Many of these pieces were crafted in Italy and brought back as souvenirs by the Victorians to be framed. The frame on this pin is hallmarked sterling and is most likely of American origins.
Pietra Dura translates to hard rocks. Crafted by artisans who carved out the black marble to insert the colorful semi precious stones. I love to find these pieces, always unique and truly wonderful. It measures 1-3/8'' x 1-1/8''. No flaws detected.