ROLIGHED SCANDINAVIAN ANTIQUES

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A classic type of jewellery of the Victorian era, micro mosaics are both stunning and fascinating. These pieces originated in Italy, and saw great popularity in the early Victorian era. The style developed throughout the Victorian period, before falling out of fashion in the late 1800s. This is a hi ...

Victorian Micro-Mosaic Brooch w. Forget-Me-Not Pattern, ca. 1860

$130.00

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Condition

The brooch is in overall very good condition, mainly showing expected signs of age. The mosaic has one small missing piece, the yellow centre of one of the flowers. This is almost unnoticeable unless scrutinized up close. The c-clasp and pin have been slightly bent with age, but have been left untouched so as to not distress the metal.

Marks

The brooch bears no identification marks.

Measurements

Diameter: 2,5 cm / 1 in Weight: 8 g / 0.3 oz

A classic type of jewellery of the Victorian era, micro mosaics are both stunning and fascinating.

These pieces originated in Italy, and saw great popularity in the early Victorian era. The style developed throughout the Victorian period, before falling out of fashion in the late 1800s.

 

This is a highly intricate example, with small pieces of glass only parted by thin, delicate wiring, contributing to the pattern. The pattern boasts a great range of colours including turquoise, light pink, green, yellow, red, and a beautiful blue - all colours commensurate with classic antique Italian culture.

 

The mosaic of this dainty brooch also includes a Forget Me Not pattern, a highly symbolic flower of the Victorian era, symbolising longing, loyalty and love.

 

The brooch is made from non-precious base metals, as many pieces of the time were.

Diameter: 2,5 cm / 1 in

Weight: 8 g / 0.3 oz