Gold brooch encasing a micromosaic. The micromosaic medallion with colored tesselles (small mosaic tiles) that features a butterfly is framed with a frieze of red and blue millefiori. The butterfly on the medallion symbolizes the soul and the metamorphosis that Love brings to it. It is set in a mounting of spiraling gold threads. A mother-of-pearl plate seals the back of the medallion.
L: 1.4 in (3.5 cm) / W: 1.2 in (3 cm)
Piece from the second half of the 19th century. Circa 1860-1870.?
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