Brooch

Object Number: 
Z.2267.4
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 )
Marks: 
stamped: center, reverse: "800"
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.
Gallery Label: 
Micromosaics such as this brooch were popular among Americans travelling to Europe in the Victorian era.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Sarah S. Lyon, 1958
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group