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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Italy

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.

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