Posted 4 years ago
Colorful depiction of a hair combing peasant girl graces this micro mosaic brooch purchased during the Grand Tour and brought back to my country to be set in an elaborate 18K bezel decorated with a cushion . The glass tesserae are probably set in black glass or Onyx.
I admire this Micro Mosaic brooch as one of my favorites.
The teasserae are very tiny and are almost perfect. The brooch has one little hallmark on the stem. I know this brooch was a wedding present for a fresh married bride given by her husband and bought in Italy or Switserland at the end of the 19th century.
Could anybody tell me some more about it. For example what kind of a peasant robe this lady is wearing? And a little bit more of the time period. I for myself think about 1850. Thanking in advance !
I was very surprised to see this (my) brooch come along in a youTube film with explaination about antique Micro Mosaic jewelry.
If you want to know more about Micro Mosaic you can take a look:
around the 45th minute of this little story this brooch is coming along.