Antique Gold Micro Mosaic Brooch, 21K Gold Etruscan Revival, Urns Dove Blue Pink Roses, 1870s Victorian Grand Tour Italian Estate Jewelry


Magnificent 21K gold Italian micro mosaic brooch from the second half of the 19th century. Elegant Etruscan Revival design features a large mosaic of a dove with olive branch between two elaborate urns. Identical mosaics of raised pink and green roses on a deep blue background sit at the ends of each urn. Mosaics are a combination of glass, chalcedony and other materials. Intricate wire work florets adorn the heavy brooch. Dove mosaic is surrounded by open work and beading. Piece is beautifully symmetrical with the exception of the open work.

Closure has a tube hinge and a sturdy C clasp. The closure pin is stainless steel -- it is most likely a replacement piece. Brooch is from an estate and is circa 1870s.

Brooch has been professionally appraised at $4000.

MEASUREMENTS: 3 1/2" by 1 1/8". Center mosaic is 20mm by 12mm. End mosaics are 10mm by 6mm.

CONDITION: very good antique condition. Dove mosaic is missing several tesserae between left wing and body of dove. Dent in gold rimming right rose mosaic. Minor dents on back of piece. Stainless steel catch pin is replacement. Piece of open work is missing beneath dove mosaic.

WEIGHT: 14 grams.

Brooch will be shipped overnight Federal Express. Original appraisal document will be included.


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