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Brooch and earrings set (demi-parure)

Brooch and earrings set (demi-parure)
Brooch and earrings set (demi-parure)
Goldstone, glass, metal
overall (brooch): 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 1 x 4.4 x 2.9 cm ) overall (each earring): 5/8 x 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 1.6
Goldstone brooch and earrings set (demi-parure); rectangular brooch in metal frame with hinged pin and hook on reverse, with colored glass micromosaic on obverse depicting columned Roman structures; hinged wire hook earrings have oval goldstone at the lobe suspending teardrop shaped goldstone pieces also in metal frame, each piece has a colored glass micromosaic with a different image each, all depicting columned Roman structures.
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Micromosaic jewelry like this demi-parure set, depicting Roman structures and ruins, was popular in America during the nineteenth century when the "grand tour" of Europe was common.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group