Antique Italian Micro Mosaic Brooch Jewelry Pin Made in Italy circa Late 1800's early 1900's Victorian micromosaic Brooch micro-mosaic
The term “micro mosaic” (also spelled “micromosaic” and “micro-mosaic”) was coined by wealthy 20th-century collector Sir Arthur Gilbert in reference to Roman mosaics composed of little glass bricks called tesserae. Packed with 1,500 to 5,000 pieces per square inch, this type of miniature mosaic was sold as fine jewelry to Victorian ladies in the early and mid-19th century, when the tourism trade blossomed in Rome. Today, two other types of jewelry—Florentine "pietra dura" and Venetian mosaic—also fall under the umbrella of micro mosaics from the Victorian era.
Unlike Roman micro mosaics, pietra dura—literally “hard stone,” it is also called “pietre dure” or Florentine intarsia—is not made of square or rectilinear tessarae but from thin bits of stone carved into specific shapes fitted together like a jigsaw puzzle. These pictures of flowers, birds, butterflies, or other insects were generally set into black marble and framed with metal. Artisans would use stone like malachite, carnelian, and quartz, which mimicked the natural webbing and color gradations of delicate wings and petals, to create stunning, realistic illusions.
This beautiful piece is your opportunity to acquire “pietra dura” brooch to add to your jewelry collection. Each micro mosaic is a one-of-a-kind – as pieces to make these creations cannot be cut exactly the same!
This beautiful pattern remains as lovely as ever – no missing pieces! It measures 1-5/8” long x 5/8” wide. Someone thought so highly of their prized piece of art that the original clasp was replaced – and by the looks of the repair it was done long ago. The back stamp reading “Made in Italy”is still clearly visible.
Whether for the new collector or the connoisseur, this beautiful brooch will be a lovely addition to your vintage jewelry collection!!
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Katt’s Curio Cabinet
15 Lyford Road
Brookfield NH 03867
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