Micro Mosaic Vintage Floral Brooch Marked Italy
Tiny glass "bricks" called tesserae compose these beautifully detailed micro mosaic brooches. The term was coined by collector Sir Arthur Gilbert and refers to this type of jewelry originally sold to Victorian ladies by the tourism trade in the early to mid 19th century. The micro mosaic tradition has continued, with collectors prizing the intricate designs, and colorful motifs.
2" wide x 1" long.
Bitchin Retro Notes: This brooch is in excellent vintage condition, has been thoroughly cleaned and all gold tone areas given a light polish.
Vintage jewelry is rarely perfect. We will do our best to note any obvious flaws, but flea bites, and small scratches are to be expected. Please view all photos with zoom to see characteristics of this listing, and note the measurements provided, as we use a telephoto lens to show as much visual detail as we can. This may enhance both size perception and imperfections actually not visible without magnification, but allows you to see the quality of the piece. We would be happy to answer any questions, or provide additional photos.
Excellent = very little to no visible wear, though minimal flea bites/scratches may be seen thru a loupe.
Very Good = normal wear and tear typical for the age which can be seen up close, as well as flea bites/scratches seen thru a loupe.
Average = significant wear seen with and without a loupe. We will note specifics and provide photos.
We want you to be happy with your purchase, and have provided information to highlight the features and any imperfections or vintage love on our pieces. We also share condition descriptions (and lots of pictures) so that you are aware of how we arrived at our opinion. If despite our best efforts we miss something, we will be happy to work with you.
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