Victorian Silver Micro Mosaic Brooch
Superb Victorian (c.1870) micro mosaic brooch in a silver mount.
The centre is set with a micro mosiac picture of St Peters in Rome which is in perfect condition with no parts missing.
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.
The silver pin has been replaced at some point in its history.
Not hallmarked as is common with this age of jewellery but tests as sterling silver with jeweller's acids.
Measures 35mm x 25mm. Weighs 7.7g.
Originally purchased in the UK.