Back in the 1800s through the early 1900s, it was de rigueur for the wealthy and the educated to take a "Grand Tour" of Europe (or the world). In every city, at every attraction, there were locally made souvenirs available to tourists. This was true for hundreds of years, although as more "common folk" started to travel, the quality of souvenirs fell as the price points met their budgets. (Sadly, now much of the "traditional" craft items are mass produced in China.)
But a century or more ago, these souvenirs were handmade by artisans whose families had been in the business of producing such crafts for generations (i.e. leather goods, gold and silver jewelry, coral items, blown glass, crystal, textiles and lace, , brass and bronze work, religious items, etc.)
Each tiny piece is made from local stone; each "tile" smaller than a grain of rice, each set by hand. In this one, the finished puzzle creates
a detailed depiction of Rome's Pantheon.
similar brooches elsewhere from $1100-$7600
All items are one of a kind and will sold on a first come, first served basis.
All items are sold "As Is." Every effort has been made to accurately describe and photograph any flaws and/or damage. No refunds unless there is significant damage which has NOT been noted before selling
Prices are exclusive of shipping and insurance, which will be automatically
Orders can only be shipped to a CONFIRMED ADDRESSES in the United States. This means the address you use for Pay Pal must match your credit card billing address so they (and I) know you are not using a stolen card. Once confirmed, I can ship anywhere in the U.S.A. (You can add a different "ship to" address in the body of your Pay Pal email,
If you don't have a Pay Pal account, please email me for other payment arrangements. I can directly accept all major credit cards.
If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them before you pay for your item(s).