Earrings (pair)

Object Number: 
Z.2309.2a-d
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Marble, chalcedony, gold
Dimensions: 
overall (each, assembled): 5/8 x 1 x 1 1/4 in. ( 1.6 x 2.5 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Pair of mosaic ear pendant with wire hooks; mosaic at surmount depicts a single lily against black marble ground, bezel surrounded with twisted ribbon design; sumounts fitted with small hook, now broken; ear pendants with same mosaic, bezel surrounded with twisted ribbon design with randomly situated trifoliate leaves.
Gallery Label: 
Mosaic jewelry such as this pair of earrings was popular among American tourists in Europe during the Victorian era. These earrings represent the style typically associated with work being done in Florence.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group