Micromosaic Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1870

GUSN

GUSN-101934

Description

This oval Roman micromosaic brooch depicts two doves drinking from an urn on black glass ground. The brooch is set in a plain gold mount and closes with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
brooches
Neoclassical
glass (material)
gold (metal)
Brooch

Additional Identification Number

1385

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 1/4 x 1 15/16 x 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew

Accession Number

1920.559

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.

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.

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