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Brooch in Original Case

2007.15.26 (RS9361)

Description

Florentine mosaic floral brooch in marble and malachite on a black stone background, gold mount with applied floral sprays and twisted rope border. All in a fitted black leather case.

Details

Maker
Tiffany & Co. (Jeweler)
Date
1853-1868
Inscriptions
"TIFFANY & CO. / 550 B'WAY / NEW-YORK" (Embossed)
Location of origin
New York, NY
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
2 1/8 in x 1 13/16 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.26
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
101550
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.

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