Micro Mosaic Brooch - Antique Jewelry in Blues
Vintage Pin With Blue Mosaic Work in Gold Setting
Micro Mosaics are timeless pieces of jewelry that are intricate pieces of artisan work. From the settings to the finished work the artists hands were the fabricators of the time. Smiths designed lovely ornate findings to hold the work of glass and stone masons. Spun glass and enamel are pulled into rods that are sliced into tiny tiles of varying colors and shapes. Then like a micro puzzle the pieces are selected and arranged by the artist until a beautiful picture is created in glass and color.
When you look closely at these vintage pins you can see the time and effort taken by the makers. Many of these works came from Italian glass makers and in their time made their way all over the world as soldiers from WWI purchased and sent gifts back home for mothers and sweethearts. In better times tourist came for the Grand Tour and purchased pieces from the makers. Thoughtfully made and thoughtfully given pieces seem to be the ones that make it through time.
The piece could be easily converted to a necklace. It would be perfect for a micro shadow box garden project.
This vintage Brooch is approximately 1 1/2 inches long and 1 1/4 inches wide. It is designed to be worn horizontally or vertically. Lovely milliflori tiles create a floral bouquet interwoven with gold rope borders. There are varying shades of blue and white with a touch of orange in the flower centers. The findings are secure and in very good shape. This piece is unmarked.
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