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Brooch (part of demi-parure)

Brooch (part of demi-parure)
Title
Brooch (part of demi-parure)
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.
Object Number 
INV.12673.17a
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