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Antique Italian Micro Mosaic Mourning Pin White Dove & Forget-Me-Nots
An exceptional antique Italian micro mosaic depicting a dove with forget-me-nots.
Tiny glass tiles called tesserae have been hand set to create the image of the graceful bird in the center with very tiny stems of forget-me-nots on each side.
The entire mosaic is framed with very fine twisted wire within the bezel setting.
The workmanship is incredible- so fine, detailed and delicate, truly a work of art.
The tiles are some of the smallest I have ever seen and placed so tightly that there is literally no space between them.
One of my favorite features is the end of the bird's wing and tail- they are created by very fine brass wire.
The background is a black which perfectly accentuates the white dove and tiny blue flowers.
The combination of the white dove, black background with forget- me-nots suggests that this was a mourning pin..
The mosaic is set in brass, it has a the old riveted tube pin stem and C hook.
The pin measures 2" by 5/8".
Very well made and in excellent condition, no damaged or missing tiles and minimal wear.
A fabulous example of Italian 19th Century micro mosaic with an extraordinary scenic mourning design.
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: multi, Size: 2" by 5/8"
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