Dating micro mosaic brooches

30-May-2018 06:34

The best examples, in which you can see and feel the layers of the stone that has been carved, were made from hard stone.These were sometimes called ‘sweetheart brooches’, but historically there was another type of sweetheart brooch – those that were given by soldiers to their loved-ones as they marched off to WWI.The first recorded brooches were made of thorns and flint, while pins crafted from metal date back to the Bronze Age. Although brooches became more ornamental during the Byzantine period, they were still most commonly worn as a fastener for a scarf or a shawl, which eventually evolved into more elaborate designs worn to accessorise rather than hold together the fashions of the day.Whether you are interested in the style, the symbolism, the sentiment or all three, sit back and enjoy our retrospective of brooches through the ages.

The dress clip was a savvy design that was worn with the new style of fashion during the 1920s and 1930s.To reflect cultural sophistication in the latter part of the 19th century, the Grand Tour was the standard European vacation for the upper classes.While travelling through Venice, Florence and Rome, tourists bought these small jewellery souvenirs of their trip, the subject of which included ancient Roman architecture and pictorial scenes, flowers, animals and birds.Worn in the hair and often attached to a diadem, aigrette brooches were often very detailed, with tiny birds flying around the plume.En tremblant is a French term meaning to tremble and defines a type of brooch, most often a floral spray, where the centre of the flower is attached to a mechanism that allows it to move when worn.

The dress clip was a savvy design that was worn with the new style of fashion during the 1920s and 1930s.

To reflect cultural sophistication in the latter part of the 19th century, the Grand Tour was the standard European vacation for the upper classes.

While travelling through Venice, Florence and Rome, tourists bought these small jewellery souvenirs of their trip, the subject of which included ancient Roman architecture and pictorial scenes, flowers, animals and birds.

Worn in the hair and often attached to a diadem, aigrette brooches were often very detailed, with tiny birds flying around the plume.

En tremblant is a French term meaning to tremble and defines a type of brooch, most often a floral spray, where the centre of the flower is attached to a mechanism that allows it to move when worn.

The micro mosaic technique was used to create landscapes, birds and all styles of flowers and floral bouquets in miniature, crafted from inlaid glass tessera or rods fitted closely together.