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Roman micromosaic brooch and earrings; brooch features four oval black onyx plaques set with micromosaic flowers, set in gold mounts with rope twist borders, all soldered onto two metal bars, hinged pin and hook on reverse (pin is a later replacement), oval black onyx plaque earrings set with mircromosaic flowers, set in gold mounts with rope twist borders, gold wire ear fasteners.
Possibly Rome, Italy
5/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
For more information on mosaic jewelry see: Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 232-237; Fales, Martha Gandy, "American Jewelry, 1600-1900," (1995): 239-245; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 126-128; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 74-75.
Title Hair and portrait bracelet Accession Number 1919.243
Title Hair of John Quincy Adams Accession Number 1919.244
Title Hair of Louis Agassiz Accession Number 1919.245
Title Earrings Accession Number 1927.64
Title Brooch Accession Number 1927.65
Title Watch fob Accession Number 1933.1811