Mosaic Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-101952

Description

This oval Florentine mosaic brooch is composed of a single stem of stylized lilies-of-the-valley with white blossoms and green leaves on a black ground. The mosaic is set in a gold mount with a twisted rope border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
brooches
gold (metal)
stone by quality
Brooch

Additional Identification Number

1403

Related Items

Title Mother of pearl seal Accession Number 1921.299
Title Mosaic brooch Accession Number 1921.316
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1921.317

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Italy

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/8 x 11/16 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of John Robinson

Accession Number

1921.316

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.