Italian micro mosaic mandolin brooch

Italian silver and micro mosaic mandolin brooch circa 1900.

Possibly sold – £150 – awaiting confirmation.


An Italian antique silver-gilt and micro-mosaic mandolin brooch, the body with floral mosaic of coloured glass shards, the fingerboard and headstock with black and white mosaic, the reverse stamped ‘800’ indicating 80% silver quality, 50mm long overall, 23mm wide, circa 1900, 7.9gms gross weight.

N.B. This brooch is in good original condition, the mosaic is all intact without damage or repairs. There are dark areas of oxidisation throughout but we have not attempted to clean or restore this item in order to ensure the integrity of the mosaic is preserved.