Posted 8 years ago
When I saw this Micro Mosaic brooch/pendant for the first time and it was said that it was Pietra Dura I knew immediately this Not Pietra Dura but Micro Mosaic .Although up till now I never saw a picture like this in Micro Mosaic jewelry.
There were two reasons for:
The tesserae (tiles) are very fine from which I conclude that this must be a very old jewel about 1800/1850s.
The brooch/pendant is set into gold or Vermeil (gold plated over silver) but this I could not prove. There are no marks at all.
The earlier owner called this image: Bacchantin which means: female bacchant, a female priest or devotee of Bacchus, god of wine (Roman Mythology). I think this is not correct it could be depicting Persephone, also called Kore, daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter, and is the queen of the underworld. But I'm not sure if this is the right direction.
I am very happy with this rare Micro Mosaic brooch as you will understand. If you can tell me more about the image or other interesting facts? I like to hear it, I apppreciate the opinion of you very much!