Antique Italian Micro Mosaic Dove Bird Brooch Pin

Antique Italian Micro Mosaic Dove Bird Brooch Pin
This beautiful brooch depicts two doves in flight. The brooch dates from the early 1900s. I believe the setting to be silver coated brass. Pin clasp is in great working condition. Measures 1" x 1". *Penny for scale only. Please examine all photos carefully for details and condition.
A brief history of micro mosaic jewelry: Wearing micro mosaic jewelry became popular during the Grand Tour period (17th - 19th Century). Members of rich European families would travel around Europe, taking in the sights and cultures of different countries. Italy was a very popular tourist spot as it had a long and prestigious history in arts and culture - a favorite subject in aristocratic circles. It was also a famous glass producer, and Italian craftsmen quickly turned their glass making skills to making stunning miniature micro mosaic pictures for their rich visitors. Flowers were a very popular subject.