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Brooch

Brooch
Title
Brooch
Date 
1840-1880
Medium 
Silver, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 1 in. ( 1.6 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Circular colored glass micromosaic brooch in silver alloy frame, with hinged pin and hook on reverse; center image depicts 2 birds and 6 flowers in multiple colors, surrounded by narrow sunburst design with beaded outer edge.
Credit Line 
Gift of Sarah S. Lyon, 1958
Object Number 
Z.2267.4
Marks 
stamped: center, reverse: "800"
Gallery Label 
Micromosaics such as this brooch were popular among Americans travelling to Europe in the Victorian era.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group