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1927.64-65 (RS7035)

Description

Roman micromosaic brooch and earrings; brooch features four oval black onyx plaques set with micromosaic flowers, set in gold mounts with rope twist borders, all soldered onto two metal bars, hinged pin and hook on reverse (pin is a later replacement), oval black onyx plaque earrings set with mircromosaic flowers, set in gold mounts with rope twist borders, gold wire ear fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Location of origin
Possibly Rome, Italy
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment; Body Adornments
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
Jewelry
pins (jewelry)
Set, Jewelry
Dimensions
5/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.64-65
GUSN
100995
Reference Notes
For more information on mosaic jewelry see: Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 232-237; Fales, Martha Gandy, "American Jewelry, 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 Hair and portrait bracelet Accession number 1919.243 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. Albert Thorndike:
Title Hair of John Quincy Adams Accession number 1919.244
Title Hair of Louis Agassiz Accession number 1919.245
Title Earrings Accession number 1927.64
Title Brooch Accession number 1927.65
Title Watch fob Accession number 1933.1811

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