Brooch (part of demi-parure)

Object Number: 
INV.12673.17a
Date: 
1820-1860
Medium: 
Goldstone, glass, metal
Dimensions: 
overall (brooch): 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in.
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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