Bar pin

Object Number: 
Z.2267.5
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Black marble, chalcedony
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 x 2 x 5/8 in. ( 1 x 5.1 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Horizontal rectangular black marble bar pin with mosaic in various colors of agate across the center, with hinged pin and hook on reverse; mosaic depicts trumpet flowers in various stages of bloom on a vine.
Gallery Label: 
Florentine mosaics such as this bar pin were popular among American travelers in Europe during the Victorian era. The stone craftsmanship of the images in this type of jewelry is fine enough to be mistaken for painting.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Sarah S. Lyon, 1958
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group