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End 19th century Micro mosaic (Italian marked) Micro Mosaic Brooch with flowers and Dove

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Today I show you again a new addition to my Micro Mosaic collection. It's a small gold on silver plated (so called Vermeil) brooch with dove and on back an Italian optional hallmark, purity degree 800/1000.
    This is a brief history and a selection of Italian silver hallmarks from 1870 to present days.
    The documentation about this period of Italian silversmithing is extremely scarce and defficult to find. In 1870, with the conquest of Rome and the end of Stato Pontificio (Papal State), Italy attained its unity and a unique system of hallmarking was introduced in the Kingdom of Italy. The law 2 May 1872 deregulated silver production and introduced only a not compulsory inspection of silver artifacts.
    The last photo is of my Micro Mosaic little brooches collection.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      An exquisite collection!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      The mosaic work is wonderful and I am amazed at the metal work also.
      The twisted frame and the balls really appeal to me.
    3. davyd286, 5 years ago
      The color combination looks very sophisticated, a nice addition to your collection!
    4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Lovely brooch and a very lovely collection!!
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      Efesgirl, racer4four, davyd286 and TassieDevil thank you for love and your very nice compliments i appreciate very much !
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      vetraie050, aura, nutsabotash6, Vintageforever and NevadaBlades thanks for your attention and love.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Exquisite, as usual!
      I'm still in birdie mood :-D >°)
    8. Newtimes Newtimes, 5 years ago
      Ohhh crescent moon and micro mosaic...deadly combination...must have! :-) very nice brooch Marga
    9. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      Nina nice to hear of you, thanks for your reaction and how are you kids?
      For me only micro mosaic already deadly
    10. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      Thanks Baylou !
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      I love this new brooch with dove and seeing your lovely collection too. So beautiful - thanks MJ for sharing them.
    12. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      valentino97, thanks ! Every time I'm back to get a new piece of jewelery I am so excited and so happy that I would like to share with you.
    13. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      Windwalker and Hunter thank you both for interest and love.
    14. themuse themuse, 5 years ago
      The birds are always my favorites!
    15. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      oustanding work indeed
    16. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      kavatinitz thank you so much for your nice compliment and love.
    17. lentilka11, 5 years ago
      Love it
    18. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      lentilka11 thanks for love and nice comment.
    19. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      How did I miss this one, Marga? Oooooh so beautiful, love your birdies!!! :)
    20. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      katherinescollections thanks for your nice comment and love.
    21. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      martika, BelleEpoque and jscott0363 thanks for interest and love.

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