Bar pin

Bar pin
Title
Bar pin
Date 
1840-1880
Medium 
Black marble, chalcedony
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/8 x 2 x 5/8 in. ( 1 x 5.1 x 1.6 cm )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Sarah S. Lyon, 1958
Object Number 
Z.2267.5
Gallery Label 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group