1860s Antique Italian Micro Mosaic Gold Brooch

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Antique Italian Micro Mosaic Gold Brooch
14k yellow gold, glass tesserae
Ø 4.0 cm (approx. 1 9/16")
Weight approx. 18.5 grams
Marks: ‘585’ for 14k gold
Italy, ca. 1860s
In original case

A micro mosaic of a flower still life in fine detail and subtle colouring, mounted in a slighty domed 14k gold frame adorned with corded gold wires, the brooch is a typical example of the historicising style of the 19th century, probably manufactured by a Vatican workshop in Rome around 1860.

The back – possibly later transformed from a strand of hair containing locket into a closed back – is marked ‘585’ for 14k gold.

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Of the Period
    Victorian
  • Place of Origin
    Italy
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Seller Location
    Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Reference Number
    LU50033129903
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