Brooch and Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-100995

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
Jewelry
Set, Jewelry
Set, Jewelry

Additional Identification Number

438

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Rome, Italy

Dimensions

5/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1927.64-65

Reference Notes

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.

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