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Brooch

Brooch
Title
Brooch
Date 
1840-1880
Medium 
Marble, chalcedony, gold
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 1 x 5.4 x 4.4 cm )
Description 
Oval mosaic brooch in black marble with chalcedony inlay of a white flower with 3 buds on leafy stem, bezel surrounded by a twisted garland of pears; hinge and hook on reverse (pin missing).
Object Number 
Z.2309.1
Marks 
incised: on reverse, near center: "Yz"
Gallery Label 
Mosaic jewelry such as this brooch was popular among American tourists in Europe during the Victorian era. This style is characteristic of the work being done in Florence at that time.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group