Micromosaic Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1850

GUSN

GUSN-101480

Description

Rectangular micromosaic brooch depicting St. Peter's Basilica, "The Witness" obelisk, Moderno's fountains and groups of figures, all set in black glass with gold mount, gold hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
gold (metal)
micromosaics
glass (material)
tesserae (mosaic components)
Classical Revival (European revival style)
souvenirs
Pin, Clothing
Brooch
Brooch

Associated Building

St. Peter's Basilica,

Additional Identification Number

927

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Maker

Kitching & Abud (Retailer)

Object Type

Clothing; Clothing Accessories

Dimensions

1 9/16 x 1 7/8 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth G. Norton

Accession Number

1933.279

Exhibition Notes

"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995. "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

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.