Stunning Antique Italian Gold Black Glass Micromosaic Brooch Pin Pliny's Doves
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Stunning Antique Italian Gold Black Glass Micromosaic Brooch Pin Pliny's Doves:
A superb quality antique Italian Grand Tour micromosaic brooch / pin. Beautifully made, with shell-shapedclaws to its solid 9 carat gold (tests) mount, and set with a wonderful beveled black glass panelcontaining a fabulous quality hand made micromosaic, depicting Pliny's Doves - also known as the Capitoline Doves. The detail is quite amazing - with shading, shadowing and even a reflection in the water. Dating from around1840/50 and invery good, fully wearablecondition with the slightest shallow scratching to the surface and one or two replaced claws, it weighs17.1grams and measures1.9x 1.5inches. The final photo shows it with a US penny (1 cent) coinfor scale, which measures19mm/ ¾ of an inchdiameter.
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