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Micro Mosaic Jewelry100 of 213Micromosaic brooch, early Victorian.Micro Mosaic small photo frame
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    It's been about five years since I placed this big Mikro Mosaic brooch on CW. As you know, I can not complain about my collection Micro Mosaic jewelry. But an image like this brooch I have not come across before. Also, I still have very little idea what mark is on the pin (see image 4).
    Because in our country 14k yellow gold normal standard I actually assumed (stupidly) this setting also is 14K. I made an acid test and I am now behind it is 18K yellow gold setting. This has the result that it could be a different mark than I thought previously.
    If you want more to read extensively about this brooch you can refer to:
    So I ask again your help to find out which mark it could be ??

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    1. Gillian, 6 years ago
      Hello Agram.m - exquisite brooch. The fourth picture shown above is very out of focus. I'm sure it would greatly help if you could post a clearer photo?
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Gillian, you are absolutely right but the market is so very small that I hardly get photographed. Still, I posted a slightly clearer image (4). I hope that is clear. In any case, thanks for thinking.
    3. davyd286, 6 years ago
      It looks like the hallmark for the city of Rome: two keys forming an X and an arrow pointing up in the middle.
    4. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Davyd286 thanks for your help and advice. It' s indeed one of the few marks that most resembles the marks of Rome'/PayPal marks. It's difficult, and I let already know in the description; this mark is so terribly small that it itself among the digital microscope (4th image) is not very clear. But thank you very much and I think you're right.
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Peasejean55 , ho2cultcha, Newtimes, Caperkid, racer4four,vetraio50 and
      kyratango, thank you all for interest and love. Wishing you a good weekend!
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      kivatinitz thank you for love.
    7. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      In fact it is so nice that I search several alternatives, because the girl seems bulgarian or something like albanian, sometimes help searching in other languages but I was not able to find anything.
    8. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      kivatinitz, thanks a lot for your love and for searching, I appreciate . However, I am aware that specific mosaic jewelry often suits are depicted by the Italian peasant costumes. I think this dress is one such example. However, I have a picture like this, ie a lady standing with hands in the hair, never seen depicted.
      If you want to see more of such beautiful micro mosaic brooches please take a look at my site:
      This collection is a result of my passion for Micro Mosaic. There are a few more fantastic examples you can find here.
    9. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      ozmarty and valentino97 thank you.
    10. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      aura sorry i completely forgot to thank for love
    11. davyd286, 5 years ago
      Agram, I was looking at micromosaics at the ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen (online) and thought I saw some similarities between their bracelet and your brooch. It still needs to be confirmed with the actual book, but your girl with a comb could be from Bartolomeo Pinelli's 19th century book Costumi d'Italia. He was a famous engraver and it would make sense that jewelers used his illustrations for their micromosaic pieces.
    12. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      davyd286 thanks for your attention and comment . But on the first publication of this brooch here on CW (see link: ) i found indeed the same conclusion. You will see my comment on this particular link on the first answer i gave,
      Of course i will take a good look at the Antwerp Museum. I've never been there despite the small destination (onle a good 100 miles) from my hometown.
      Thanks again for your investigations!
    13. davyd286, 5 years ago
      Ah, I see, I didn't realize there were two postings. Now we have the updated info on both! Best regards.

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