Micro Mosaic Earrings in Sterling Silver, Italy, Grand Tour, Souvenir Jewelry. For your consideration are these lovely micro mosaic earrings. The micro mosaics are antique and date from the early 1900s Italy. I have set them in.925 sterling silver lever-back ear hooks for an elegant look. There are minimal missing tesserae I can detect (the tiny glass tile pieces), with two recessed pieces. Please examine all photos for additional details and condition. 23 mm x 11 mm. Backs and ear wires stamped. A brief history of micro mosaic jewelry.
Micro mosaic jewelry became popular during the European Grand Tour period (17th-19th Century). Members of wealthy families would travel around Europe taking in the sights and cultures of several different countries. Italy was a very popular tourist spot as it had a long and prestigious history in arts and culture - a favorite subject in aristocratic circles. It was also a famous glass producer, and Italian craftsmen quickly turned their glass making skills to making stunning miniature micro mosaic pictures for their rich visitors. Flowers, birds and architecture were a very popular subjects.Each piece of tesserae (little hand-pulled glass tiles) was hand cut by the artist and painstakingly set in place. No two micro mosaic pieces are the same. First, thank you for your interest in our shop and the beautiful art of micro mosaics. People ask if this is the best price for a given item.
We list at the lowest price possible so buyers are getting the best value. We prefer not to artificially inflate prices only to dicker down. So when you ask if this is the best price?The item "Micro Mosaic Earrings in Sterling Silver, Italy, Grand Tour, Souvenir Jewelry" is in sale since Thursday, December 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Earrings". The seller is "micromosaicjewelry" and is located in Washougal, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guadeloupe, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.