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Micromosaic Brooch

1990.16 (RS8660)

Description

Round micromosaic brooch of a pink flower in a black glass ground set in a gold mount with a multi-twisted rope border and hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Inscriptions
"Given to S.N. by / Aunt Theodora. / The mosaic pin / had been hers when / she was a little girl" (Pencil)
Location of origin
Italy
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
Descriptive terms
Brooch
glass (material)
Pin, Clothing
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
11/16 x 1 1/16 x 7/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.16
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan Norton
GUSN
101957
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 Wristwatch Accession number 1990.3 Notes Jewelry and related items bequeathed by Susan B. Norton:
Title Pocket Watch Accession number 1990.4
Title Pocket Watch Accession number 1990.5
Title Mourning Pendant Accession number 1990.8
Title Silver Ring Accession number 1990.9
Title Charm Bracelet Accession number 1990.10
Title Bracelet Accession number 1990.11
Title Seed Pearl Necklace Accession number 1990.12
Title Earrings Accession number 1990.13
Title Gold Buttons Accession number 1990.14
Title Florentine Mosaic Pin Accession number 1990.16
Title Watch Fob and Chain Accession number 1990.17
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.141
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1380
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1381
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1382
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1383
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1384
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1385
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1386
Title Seal and watch fob Accession number 1990.1387
Title Pin Accession number 1990.1388
Title Pearl and emerald earrings Accession number 1990.1389
Title Stick pin Accession number 1990.1390
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1391
Title Seal Accession number 1990.1392
Title Seal Accession number 1990.1393
Title "AMA" medal Accession number 1990.1394
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1396
Title Gold chain Accession number 1990.1397
Title Gold chain Accession number 1990.1398
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1399
Title Necklace Accession number 1990.1400
Title Pendant Accession number 1990.1401
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1402
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1403
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1404
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1492

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