A fabulous antique handcrafted Italian mosaic in brass pin.
The intricate design has a round center filled with flowers framed with two borders of geometric designs.
Within the glass tesserae are borders of twisted wire separating some of the designs.
The outer edge has twelve solid brass beads soldered to the bezel.
The mosaic has a slight dome, the back is flat.
Very well made and in excellent condition, no missing tiles and minimal wear. There is a bit of green verdigris on the twisted wire, I can clean that off if requested.
It closes with the old C catch and riveted tube pin stem, the pin stem exceeds the length of the pin, a testament to its age.
Measures 1" in diameter, there is a marked on the back that looks like two initials- A I or I V.
A beautiful example of an antique Italian micro mosaic pin c1860-80.
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