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Micromosaic Brooch

1932.850 (RS7361)

Description

Dumbbell shaped micromosaic brooch, one end features St. Peter's Basilica and the other has the Colosseum in Rome and the center has the word "ROMA," all set in gold stone background with hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Location of origin
Rome, Italy
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
7/8 in x 2 in x 7/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1932.850
GUSN
101939
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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