This micromosaic pin has a pleasing design featuring a center diamond filled with tiny flowers on a red ground. Around the perimeter of the diamond are scallops with alternating black and white scallops with a central tile of a white star on a black ground, and blue and white scallops with tiny star mosaics set within the curlicues. All of the glass mosaic tiles appear to be present, with tiny gaps between many of the pieces. Although unmarked, the pin is almost certainly Italian in origin, and mosaic jewelry and small objets d'art such as frames and mirrors were often souvenirs brought back by wealthy tourists doing a Grand Tour of Europe. Pieces such as this were often brought back to the U.S. by soldiers for their sweethearts during the World Wars.

This is an older pin as evidenced by the old-fashioned C-clasp, and the pin itself extending beyond the edge of the pin. I would estimate its age to be 1920s to 1940s. There is some wear to the brass setting, and the pin stem is slightly bent, with no effect on functionality.

Measures 1" by 1". Shown in the last photo next to a dime for scale.

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Older Italian Micro Mosaic Floral Diamond-shape Pin with Scalloped Border


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