Vintage Italian Letter Opener with Micromosaic Handle

Description

Vintage Italian brass letter opener with detailed micromosaic detail on the handle. The micromosaic is made of tiny colorful glass tiles set in a pattern.  The art of micromosaics can be traced back to ancient Roman times, and small micromosaic souvenirs were popular during the Grand Tour period and continue to be collected today.

Condition is very good with all tiles intact and a nice aged patina to the brass. No markings.

 

Dimensions:  5.5” l x .75” w