Posted 10 years ago
One of my last acquired brooches is one of those I so admire Micro mosaic technique in Etruscan style. It is marked 18/20 k A better photo I cannot make. The more I learn about Micro Mosaic jewelry the more I become convinced that this brooch was made under supervision of Castellani or at least one of his assistants. This truly artistic piece is in excellent condition , despite a few tesserae tiles missing. Stamped with Papal maker's mark ( Crossed keys of St Peter with Papal Tiara). Period: Circa 1815-1860.
I was surprised to see one of my Micro Mosaic brooches (also on this page, the peasant lady on a cushion) to see on a film about this subject. If you want to learn more you can link to: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/14896068