Description: Victorian Italian micromosaic, a heart shaped pendant c.1880. The tessarae (tiles) form little flowers and leaves; small flowers with yellow centers clustered together in the middle of the heart, white flowers shade to blue on the lower half of the heart. A row of glass tile leaves are placed around the flowers, the leaves are green and yellow at the top half and shade to green and blue on the bottom half. Small white thin tiles outline the whole design. The tiles are set in a beaded brass heart frame. Gorgeous work, dozens of tiles. Similar designs shown in "Warman's Jewelry" by Christie Romero, 3rd Edition, page 66. This particular piece was pictured in Leigh Leshner's "Costume Jewelry", page 50. Stamped with only a cross on the back.
Size: 7/8" x 7/8"
Condition: Very good, only 3 of the tiniest spacer tiles missing that I can see. No missing flowers or leaves.