Micromosaic Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-101939

Description

Dumbbell shaped micromosaic brooch, one end features St. Peter's Basilica and the other has the Colosseum in Rome and the center has the word "ROMA," all set in gold stone background with hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

1390

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Title Brooch Accession Number 1932.848
Title Brooch Accession Number 1932.849
Title Brooch Accession Number 1932.850
Title Cuff Buttons Accession Number 1932.852 ab
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Title Brooch Accession Number 1932.854

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Rome, Italy

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

7/8 in x 2 in x 7/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1932.850

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.