A Very Fine Italian Pietra-Dura Brooch


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A 9ct yellow gold Italian Pietra-Dura  flower brooch oval shape with Etruscan revival mount. The fine Italian Pietra-Dura is floral green, robins egg blue inlay colors, white and soft pink flowers as accents.

The technique of Pietra dura is a Florentine invention of the end of the 16th century, at the time of the Medici. The basic principal of pietra dura is to arrange cut stones into a pattern usually floral in such a way that the joins between them are invisible.

Circa 1880

Width: 52mm

Height: 42mm

Total weight: 16.2grams