Micromosaic Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-101944

Description

Oval micromosaic brooch of St. Peter's Basilica in a black glass background and set in a gold mount with a twisted rope border and hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
Brooch

Additional Identification Number

1395

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Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Rome, Italy

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 7/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. B. Dobson

Accession Number

1927.1072

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.