Brooch in Original Case

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1853-1868

GUSN

GUSN-101550

Description

Florentine mosaic floral brooch in marble and malachite on a black stone background, gold mount with applied floral sprays and twisted rope border. All in a fitted black leather case.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Inscription

"TIFFANY & CO. / 550 B'WAY / NEW-YORK" (Embossed)

Additional Identification Number

997

Maker

Tiffany & Co. (Jeweler)

Location of Origin

New York, NY

Dimensions

2 1/8 in x 1 13/16 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.26

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.