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Micromosaic Beetle Stick Pin

Micromosaic Beetle Stick Pin

$498.00 Regular Price
$400.00Sale Price

Here is a highly collectible and hard-to-find micro mosaic stick pin featuring a beetle. Micromosaics are Italian-style souvenirs. They come in varying degrees of quality because they are made in great quantity- This one is a very nice, rare insect example. The scarab-like insect is made of many tiny glass tiles called tesserae. The smallest miniature tiles are less than half a millimeter wide, and the craftsmanship is highly detailed and exquisite. The insect's color is reddish brown, shimmering gold, and green. The insect is set on white ground with a deep oxblood-colored border of the finest, most teeny tiny tiles. The little mosaic is set on a brass pin in a circular brass setting. Insects are a popular theme for Victorian jewelry, especially during the Egyptian revival period - we see many scarabs and beetles like this one. The pin has a protective stopper (not original; I added this for safety). This great and scarce insect pin is ready to wear, gift, or collect. 


Head size: 14.30mm round

Total length: 2.2 in (57mm) tall

Metal: Brass

  • Condition Report

    All our antique and vintage jewelry is pre-loved and may show signs of age related wear. As part of our commitment to your positive shopping experience, in this section we list any condition issues we see, however minor they may be. As always, feel free to reach out with questions any time. 

    • This stick pin is in fantastic condition. None of the tesserae are missing. Brass has a slight patina. Subtle soldering where pin meets head from original manufacture. Overall, a very nice antique piece.

    Please note any boxes and props are not part of the listing. 

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The Condition Report

An item must be 100 years old or older to be considered antique. This means many antiques may have age-related wear. We chalk it up to character and love it, but it is essential that we fully describe any wear, no matter how minor. Each piece is carefully inspected, tested, and fully described before it lands in the shop.