Inspirational Item of the Week #3

Here’s another item from our flat that is particularly pleasing us this week!:

It’s Ruth’s Grandma’s Victorian Art Nouveau Micro Mosaic Italian Brooch!

micro mosaic brooch

micro mosaic brooch detail

The term Micro Mosaic was apparently coined by a 20th-century collector called Sir Arthur Gilbert. He was referring to Roman mosaics made of little glass bricks that are called tesserae.

You can read more about the history here: Collectors Weekly

There’s a whole Pinterest page of these lovely brooches: thebeedkeeper/micro-mosaic

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