This little pillbox is in excellent condition, even has plastic liner. Gold finish is nice too. Measures 1 1/2 by a bit over 1 inch. Not signed but I am pretty sure it is a gift for Grandma, brought home from Italy.
This souvenir bracelet has survived very well in its trips from Italy to Knott's Berry Farm to Minnesota. Nothing lost or broken and back shows only some tarnish on brass. Each slightly curved link is 5/8 inch wide 1 1/2 inches in length plus a little give on the clasp. See envelope for Italian source. Box says Marion and Toni's Sport Shop, Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, California.
Charming old mosaic, even micro by my standards, has an appropriate replacement chain of 24 inch with spring clasp but long enough to slip over the head. Oval pendant measures 1 1/2 b 1 and dangling piece is 1 inch, and aren't the chains cute? Very fine pieces (none missing) and very fine overall condition.
This big 'ol Italian pendant measures 1 3/4 in diameter with 2 squares hanging in the middle. One tiny black piece may be a replacement but only under the loupe and even then not noticeable. Considered in pricing.
How did these beauties manage to stay together over the years I believe that the Italians and the Czechs cooperated on these mosaics set in glass. Who imported the craftsman from where? I guess the Italian artist came to Czechoslovakia to finish the pieces. Nice long paper clip necklace is 21 inches inches with an easy box clasp. The mosaics are very fine and undamaged. The earrings measure 5/8 inch in diameter and have screwbacks which could be converted to pierced easily. Note that the green circle above pendant is a tiny bit bluer than that of the pendant and the earrings. Different batch of glass. Doesn't bother me..........
Never seem before! At least by me - this fairly large square mosaic is very finely finished, smooth, and set in an open scalloped square. I wouldn't really call it micro, but it is small and so well crafted! 1 1/4 inches square with inner square of 3/4. Signed Italy and pin back is set at a 45 degree angle. Excellent antique condition.
I am always impressed with these mosaics that raise the featured center for a 3D look. This one is only 1 1/4 inches long and 1 wide. Blue and white edge accentuates the colorful red, yellow and green center. Excellent vintage condition.
I don't know my stringed insturments very well but this looks like a guitar. It is in perfect condition with small pieces which might make it petite rather than micro. 2 1/2 inches long with C clasp. oops. it's mandolin.
Someone probably bought this on a trip to Italy though it is not marked. The pretty greens and reds with a touch of orange are all there though a bit uneven in spots. The gold finish shows no wear and it has a wide hook clasp. 5 curved, hinged pieces - measures 7 1/4.
Lovely old mosaic clip earrings with silver filigree. Colors of red, orange and white for roses and green on leaves with black background. Image 3 shows earrings with matching pin, #9894. #9865 is a pendant that matches also. All 3 for $90.
This old Italian-made mosaic pendant is finely made with the traditional roses and tiny little flowers in the center. It is set in silver but not marked sterling and measures 1 1/8 inch in diameter. Chain is not original but has a matching patina and is also marked Italy - but not sterling. Mosiac is flawless. See matching pin,9894 and matching earrings,9869 - $90 for all 3.
The blooming flowers (leaves too) of this oval pin are popping up out of a red background. There are large rose-like flowers and but I love the tiny blossoms of pink and orange. 1 3/8 by 1 inch. Italy.
Definitely micro, this Victorian mosaic is so finely done that you have to look with a loupe to see the individual pieces. Almost 1 inch from corner to corner and in perfect condition. C clasp. Not marked but I certainly guess an excellent artisan in Italy.
I did check the dictionary to make sure I named the right musical instrument - pear shaped - mandolin -yes. This mandolin is 1 7/8 x 3/4 inches and in excellent condition. Brass back has oxidized some, safety pin clasp.
I guess you would call that inner half circle a swag - or crescent? Whatever, I think it is unique and striking. Outer circle measures 1 inch diameter and crescent is 1/2 at tips. The clip displays the crescent upward so I guess it in a half circle inside a circle. I believe it qualifies as micro mosaic and no damage. Kinda Christmasy. No marks.
I am rather picky about what I call micromosaic but I can truthful say the outer pieces on this little ring are just that and it has a pierced edge too - hard to show. It is a petite size 5 (no adjustments) with a top measuring 7/8 x 1/2. Very rare vintage.
We scored double here - a deeply carved Bakelite pendant set with a colorful mosaic center. Measures 1 3/4 inches by almost 1 1/2. The silk cord it hangs from from is pretty frayed, but not hard to replace. Bakelite is indestructable and the mosaic is perfect.
An usual circle of flowers has an unusual raised ring around it and the tiles of this mosaic pin are tiny and in perfect condition. The orchid side pieces are an unusual shade. 1 1/2 inch by a bit over 1/2 and marked Made in Italy.
Nice old mosaic clip earrings measure 3/4 inch and have a beautiful red background with flowers and leaves. Perfect to wear with your red mosaic pin or necklace. Back says Italy and has a worn silver finish. Otherwise excellent condition.
Are those big blooms asters? Could be hyperactive daisies. The pin measures 1 1/2 inches in diameter and is in excellent condition. Safety clasp is missing it's center piece so it's a double C clasp. Considered in pricing. Signed Italy.
Very unusual - a figural in mosaic! I wouldn't date it as Victorian nor micro mosaic but certainly from the early part of the 20th century. Nothing missing, very good condition with safety pin clasp. 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches.
Fine old micro mosaic has an unusual and graceful shape measuring 2 x almost 1 inch. Silver wash is almost worn off, all pieces are in place with nice orange, blue, green and red stripes outlining blooming center flowers with aqua background. Safety pin clasp. Marked Italy.
Mellow colors of orange, red and blue shine from these old earrings that measure 5/8 inches across. Excellent condition - most unusual clip-backs. Just noticed that they have stuffed olives edges like pin, 2011!
Appropriate to the season, this pretty mosaic pin is shaped like a football though it is only 1 7/8 long. It has the bright colored raised flower center that is so attractive. Pieces all there, safety clasp, Excellent condition.
Italian mosaic bar pin has tiny yellow, blue and white flowers that qualify as micro mosaic. It measures 1 7/8 x 3/8 and the red outer rim is one long piece in the lengths, short on sides. Safety clasp, like new condition. Marked Italy.
What a great old mosaic! I have never seen a mosaic hat pin before and this is the genuine thing. Pin is good weapon size: 10 inches and the head measures 3/4 inch in diameter. No chips missing, such cute little flowers. Excellent condition. See closeup.