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Set of Buttons

1934.1286a-g (RS7467)

Description

Set of seven circular Roman micromosaic buttons, each depicts an architectural scene set in black glass, all set in brass frame, loop attachment on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
BUTTON
glass (material)
Dimensions
5/16 in (A-G) (D), 7/16 in (A-G) (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1934.1286a-g
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Caroline M. Smith
GUSN
100852
Reference Notes
For more information on mosaic jewelry, see: Becker, Vivienne, "Antique and 20th Century Jewellery," (1989): 155-166; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 232-237; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 239-245; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 126-128; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 74-75.
Related Items
Title Glass pendant Accession number 1934.1212 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Caroline M. Smith:
Title Tortoiseshell hair comb Accession number 1934.1225
Title Tortoiseshell hair comb Accession number 1934.1226
Title Tortoiseshell hair comb Accession number 1934.1227
Title Celluloid hair pin Accession number 1934.1228
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1934.1276
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1934.1277
Title g - Set of mosaic buttons Accession number 1934.1286 a
Title Bone pins Accession number 1934.1289 ab
Title c - Gold shawl pins Accession number 1934.1290 a
Title d - Tortoiseshell combs in case Accession number 1934.1297 a
Title Chain Accession number 1934.1301
Title Bronze medal Accession number 1934.1346 cd
Title Bead collar Accession number 1934.1395
Title Bead collar Accession number 1934.1396

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