TERRIFIC ANTIQUE ITALIAN 18K GOLD ST PETER'S BASILICA MICROMOSAIC BROOCH c1870
An antique solid 18 carat gold brooch, holding a finely hand crafted micromosaic of St. Peter's Square & Basilica, Rome, in a malachite surround.
A terrific example in a high quality mount...so collectible & very wearable!
CONDITION: All original and generally very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. A few faint hairlines visible to surround - see pictures.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1860/80. Italian gold marks.
DIMENSIONS: 51 x 43 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 24.1 grams.