Micro Mosaic Cross on a Gold Chain
Beautiful Italian Micro Mosaic Cross
What a lovely piece of vintage jewelry! This mosaic work has a palette of sage green and pink accented by a Gold Setting and accents.
In the center of the 1 inch by 1 inch cross the artist created a single pink bloom inside a Gold Circle the arms of the cross are set with tiny flowers that highlight the colors of the center bloom. It is in very good condition with Italy clearly hall marked on the back. The Chain is approximately 14 inches long.
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. Thoughtfully made and thoughtfully given pieces seem to be the ones that make it through time.
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