Brooch

Object Number: 
Z.2309.1
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 )
Marks: 
incised: on reverse, near center: "Yz"
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).
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