Set of Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100852

Description

Set of seven circular Roman micromosaic buttons, each depicts an architectural scene set in black glass, all set in brass frame, loop attachment on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

glass (material)
brass (alloy)
BUTTON

Additional Identification Number

295

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Title Tortoiseshell hair comb Accession Number 1934.1225
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Title Celluloid hair pin Accession Number 1934.1228
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession Number 1934.1276
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Title g - Set of mosaic buttons Accession Number 1934.1286 a
Title Bone pins Accession Number 1934.1289 ab
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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

5/16 in (A-G) (D), 7/16 in (A-G) (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Miss Caroline M. Smith

Accession Number

1934.1286a-g

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.