Brooch

Italian
around 1870


Object Place: American or European

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3.8 x 3.1 x 2 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.622

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal and lava stone

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Collections

Americas, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

This brooch is made of a tan-grey lava stone, carved in very high relief and set in a simple gilt metal bezel with an open back crossed by the pin stem which is of a white metal (possibly a replacement). The subject consists of a three-quarter standing winged putti embracing a dog, a symbol of fidelity.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik