• Vintage micro mosaic earrings, Italy
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  • 1950s screwback earrings
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  • Vintage micro mosaic earrings, Italy
  • vintage italian earrings
  • vintage micro mosaic jewelry set
  • 1950s screwback earrings
  • gold screwback earrings

Micro Mosaic Screw Back Earrings, Vintage 1950s


An exquisite pair of mico mosaic screw-back earrings.

An exquisite pair of micro mosaic earrings.
✅  Approx. Size (cm): 1″ x .50″ (2.5 x 1.27).
✅  Condition: Good.
✅  Era: 1950s.
✅  Mark/Label: None.
✅  Only pair.

Domestic flat rate shipping – Jewelry: $4.50

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Micro mosaic screw back Earring is a delightful floral design.

Earrings Details

  • Pair of vintage micro mosaic screwback earrings.
  • Tiny cuts of green glass or tesserae are arranged in a circular pattern.
  • In the center is an intricate glass floral bouquet in white, red, yellow, and pink.
  • Interesting mid-century comma shape.
  • Gold metal  screw backs for a perfect fit..
  • Unmarked but probably made in Italy. 
  • A coordinating brooch is available here. See group photo.

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About the Craft of Micro Mosaics

The technique of creating micro mosaic glass dates back to ancient civilizations. The Romans used small pieces of colored glass to create intricate designs on walls, floors, and ceilings. These mosaics often depict scenes from daily life, mythology, and nature.

During the Renaissance in Italy, a revival of interest in ancient Roman art and techniques occurred. Artists and craftsmen began experimenting with mosaic techniques, leading to a resurgence of interest in micro mosaic work.

In the 18th century, the Vatican Mosaic Workshop was established in Rome under the patronage of Pope Clement XI. This workshop produced exquisite micro mosaic pieces for the Vatican and other prestigious clients. Meanwhile, in Naples, a thriving micro mosaic industry also existed, with artisans producing jewelry and decorative objects using similar techniques.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy Europeans embarked on the Grand Tour, a journey through Europe’s cultural sites, particularly Italy. They often purchased micro mosaic jewelry and objects, which became highly fashionable. 

Micro mosaic jewelry reached the height of its popularity during the 19th century, particularly during the Victorian era—advances in glassmaking techniques allowed for finer and more intricate micro mosaic work. Artisans developed methods for cutting glass into tiny tesserae (small pieces) and arranging them into elaborate designs.

In the 20th century, Italian micro mosaics continued to be popular, although their popularity fluctuated due to jewelry trends. Today, Italian micro mosaics maintain their reputation for exquisite craftsmanship and historical significance.  Micro mosaic glass jewelry reflects the enduring appeal of intricate craftsmanship and the fusion of artistry with technical skill.

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