This is a Grand Tour Micro Mosaic brooch of highest quality. The Micro Mosaic is depicting St. Peter´s cathedral and the piazza with the famous Bernini columns. It has superb colours in very soft yet vivid tones. The condition of the Micro Mosaic is in great condition. It consists of sand sized tesserae of which there are two of the tinest tiles missing (see last photo).The Micro Mosaic is set in a beautiful 14k yellow gold mounting that has been tested, as well as being encircled with a lovely goldstone frame.
It is dated to the 19th century. Measurements are: Length: 1.7" and Width: a bit over 1.4". The original 'C' clasp was changed at some point which is not uncommon in these Victorian brooches.
A beautiful piece to add to your micro mosaic collection!