Black marble, chalcedony
Overall: 3/8 x 2 x 5/8 in. ( 1 x 5.1 x 1.6 cm )
Horizontal rectangular black marble bar pin with mosaic in various colors of agate across the center, with hinged pin and hook on reverse; mosaic depicts trumpet flowers in various stages of bloom on a vine.
Gift of Sarah S. Lyon, 1958
Florentine mosaics such as this bar pin were popular among American travelers in Europe during the Victorian era. The stone craftsmanship of the images in this type of jewelry is fine enough to be mistaken for painting.
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