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Pair of Micromosaic Brooches

1930.1668ab (RS7197)

Description

Pair of oval micromosaic brooches featuring Roman ruins in black glass grounds and gold mounts with twisted rope borders.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1865
Location of origin
Italy
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/4 in x 11/16 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.1668ab
GUSN
101945
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 Set of pins Accession number 1919.617 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Grace S. Leavitt:
Title Pair of mosaic pins Accession number 1930.1668 ab
Title Gold studs Accession number 1930.1669 ab
Title Gold bar pin Accession number 1930.1670
Title Gold bar pin Accession number 1930.1671
Title Gold wedding ring Accession number 1930.1672
Title Gold wedding ring Accession number 1930.1673
Title Garnet ring Accession number 1930.1674
Title Bloodstone ring Accession number 1930.1675
Title Moonstone ring Accession number 1930.1676
Title Cameo ring Accession number 1930.1677
Title Hatpin protectors Accession number 1938.1191

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