Victorian Gold Micro Mosaic Brooch c.1870
Superb example of 19th century (c.1870) micro mosaic set in 9ct rose gold brooch.
Micro mosaics like this are made of unusually small pieces of glass or stone and were hugely popular in the 19th century when rich Europeans made their Grand Tours around Europe and bought these as souvenirs, often taking them home to be set into jewellery or other objects. The mosaics depicting Italian landmarks are now highly collectable.
Some small cracks in the surrounding agate which do not detract from the over all appearance and are noted for accuracy. Else a nice sturdy piece with no missing mosaic pieces and a good strong brooch pin mechanism on the back.
Brooch mount testing as 9ct gold with jeweller's acids (hallmarking of jewellery not mandatory in the UK until 1973). Weighs 14.7g. Measures 39mm x 30mm.
Originally purchased in the UK.SOLD in 4 DAYS!