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    Posted 9 years ago

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    I found this pin in a box of my Mother's. I don't know much about it. I think it is old but really not to sure. It has a little bit of damage. It is marked ITALY on the back. I have looked on the Internet I've seen none the same shape as this. I would like to know when it was made & by who also the value. Any help Identifying it would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    1. lookin4mydiamondntherough lookin4mydiamondntherough, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the Like ; )
    2. susan, 8 years ago
      Hi, this is called micro mosaic, if you look carefully all the different colours are made of tiny bits of glass, yours is a generic tourist piece, but if you google micro mosaic you will see some stunning mosaic's of buildings and temples and also some flowers.
      Hope this helps :-)
    3. lookin4mydiamondntherough lookin4mydiamondntherough, 8 years ago
      Hi Susan, Thank you for the information.
    4. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      I' m fond of Micro Mosaic juwelry and special the very old. The older the piece the smaller the so called tessarae (tiny bids of glass). Even so small that you need a magnifying glass to see whether it is a painting or Micro Mosaic.
      Your nice little brooch is a tourist piece made in the beginning of the last century in Italy and probably the value is about € 25 dollar.

      Even so small that one has to take a magnitude

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