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Micromosaic Brooch

1927.1072 (RS6993)

Description

Oval micromosaic brooch of St. Peter's Basilica in a black glass background and set in a gold mount with a twisted rope border and hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Location of origin
Rome, Italy
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 7/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.1072
Credit Line
Gift of Miss C. B. Dobson
GUSN
101944
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
Title Watch charm Accession number 1927.1070 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Dobson:
Title Brooch Accession number 1927.1072
Title Bouquet holder Accession number 1927.1079
Title Bouquet holder Accession number 1927.1080
Title Bouquet holder Accession number 1927.1081
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1927.1082
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1927.1083
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1927.1108
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1927.1109
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1927.1110
Title Necklace Accession number 1927.1111
Title Necklace Accession number 1927.1112
Title Slide buckle Accession number 1927.1116

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