Antique Micromosaic Brooch

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Antique Micromosaic Brooch

£6,000.00

Description

An antique micromosaic brooch, oval image depicting a woman farming crops, backed on black onyx, in an 18ct yellow gold Etruscan style border, with rope and beaded edge detail. Circa 1870's, measuring approximately 49 x 58mm.

Micromosaic jewellery became popular during the Grand Tour period (17th - 19th Century). Members of rich European families would travel around Europe, taking in the sights and cultures of different countries. Italy was a very popular point on the tour. Many micromosaics were exported to jewellers in London and Paris. Micromosaic jewellery fell out of fashion in the 1870s.

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item details
Period 19th Century
Style Etruscan
Materials Yellow Gold

Product REF: S18118B