ABROMS ANTIQUES & JEWELRY
Lovely early Micromosaic Quill Pen c. 1880 likely purchased while visiting Rome on a Grand Tour of Europe. This pen is in remarkable condition for it's age. Tiny glass tiles or tesserae are pieced together to form a design or picture. In this case a momento of Rome or "ROMA" as the tiny type in the center of the pen spells out. No tiles missing! Dimensions are 7 1/4" L x 1/4"W -1/2" at it's widest- the end which depicts a rich green clover. Metal appears to be a gilt over brass?...