Micromosaic Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1870

GUSN

GUSN-101935

Description

Oval Roman micromosaic brooch of blue and gray bird standing on a tree limb set in a black glass ground with gold mount and hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

1386

Related Items

Title Child's coral armlet in box Accession Number 1936.162
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Title Tortoiseshell child's ring Accession Number 1936.164 c
Title Glass child's ring Accession Number 1936.164 d

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Italy

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

5/8 in x 1 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1936.164a

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.