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Micromosaic Brooch

1920.559 (RS6785)

Description

This oval Roman micromosaic brooch depicts two doves drinking from an urn on black glass ground. The brooch is set in a plain gold mount and closes with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1870
Material
glass (material)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
glass (material)
gold (metal)
Neoclassical
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 1/4 x 1 15/16 x 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.559
Credit Line
Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew
GUSN
101934
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.
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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Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1920.530
Title Tortoiseshell side comb Accession number 1920.531
Title Horn side comb Accession number 1920.534
Title Tortoiseshell side comb Accession number 1920.535
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1920.536
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1920.538
Title Horn side comb Accession number 1920.539
Title Gilt metal side comb Accession number 1920.540
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1920.544
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1920.545
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1920.546
Title Artificial bone ring Accession number 1920.555
Title Brooch Accession number 1920.557
Title Brooch Accession number 1920.558
Title Brooch Accession number 1920.559
Title Ivory bracelet Accession number 1920.617
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Title Folding locket with photos Accession number 1920.626
Title Buckle Accession number 1920.785

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