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Micromosaic Floral Brooch

Micromosaic Floral Brooch

Regular price $350.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $350.00 USD
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An antique brooch which pairs lustrous gold and a micromosaic picture of a bouquet of roses and wildflowers in a vase, sitting on a shelf. “Micromosaic" style refers to a jewelry technique in which small pieces of glass, called tesserae, are artfully arranged into images. While micromosaic jewelry likely originated in ancient times in the Far East, it was popularized during the Victorian era as souvenir jewelry from "The Grand Tour" of Italy. This brooch likely dates from the 1860s to 1880s and might have been a sweet souvenir gift from Italy. The flowers are surrounded by a polished onyx border and a golden frame, which is sturdy and solid, with a twisted rope border and a nice width of gallery overlapping the back of the brooch. While the setting is not hallmarked or stamped, it tests between 10-12k. Fastens with c-clasp. This brooch has amazing detail, especially for its very petite size - it is an inch tall.

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44.6mm long, 16.4mm wide

Excellent condition

10-12k (tested)

5.4 grams

All purchases arrive in a gift box, wrapped with a ribbon.

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