Vintage Italian Tesserae Necklace, made by hand with minute fragments of glass to create a beautiful micro-mosaic. It is an extremely laborious and painstaking art form. The mosaicist uses tweezers to apply hundreds, sometimes thousands, of tiny tesserae to create incredibly detailed and decorative scenes in side each metal frame.
Each piece is filled with glass in aqua, pink, blue, yellow, red, white and green. Sure to become a favorite in your antique and vintage jewelry collection. Dates to the mid 1900's, the clasp has been replaced with a newer, larger one.