Micro Mosaic Bird Brooch with Diamonds
Micro mosaics are actual miniature works of art, the technique dating back to Roman antiquity. The image is made from thousands of tiny tiles or tesserae fabricated from glass threads that have been heated and melted until delicate as a strand of hair and then cut into tiny segments.
Hand wrought cannetille work of yellow gold embraces the mosaic and surround with its delicate designs of leaves, scrolls and swirls as it is ornamented at each of the four cardinal points with a sparkling rose cut diamond of approximately .07 carats with a TCW of .28 carats. Minute tesserae of clear vibrant colors of red, black, green, brown, sand and white form a micro mosaic image of a singing bird banked against a surround of French blue. On the reverse a warm rose gold provides the backdrop for the original pin stem, hinge and “C” catch.
Measures 1-5/16 of an inch (2.4 cm) in length by 7/8 of an inch (2.2 cm) in width and has a weight of 2.9 grams. In very good condition; light patina on the reverse; slight bend to pin stem; possibly the rose gold back was replaced in the 19th century. Mosaic is Italian in origin and the setting is possibly English. Dates to circa 1840. Although petite in scale, this antique Victorian micro mosaic brooch speaks volumes.
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