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Micromosaic Brooch

1936.164a (RS7605)

Description

Oval Roman micromosaic brooch of blue and gray bird standing on a tree limb set in a black glass ground with gold mount and hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1870
Location of origin
Italy
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
5/8 in x 1 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1936.164a
GUSN
101935
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
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Title Tortoiseshell child's ring Accession number 1936.164 c
Title Glass child's ring Accession number 1936.164 d

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