Antique Micromosaic Floral Brooch
Sterling silver-set micromosaic flower brooch, circa 1900, is a perfect example of the artistry of micromoasic — insetting tiny tiles of glass or enamel– tesserae — that are then set in pattern in onyx. The flower bouquet motif is typical of the Victorian period, when these painstakingly-made jewels were made. The brooch measures 1-3/4″ x 1-5/8″. The tesserae were made by cutting minute rods of glass or enamel colors into the tiny tiles, which were then inset.