Brooch

Italian
around 1870


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 4.6 x 5.7 x 1 cm (1 13/16 x 2 1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

46.884

Medium or Technique

Gold, onyx, and glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches

This excellent micromosaic brooch is set into a a large rectangular piece of onyx which has been badly damaged and repaired. It illustrates a bunch of varied flowers and their leaves with intricately shaped tessarae. The gold frame, probably not made with the micromosaic, is covered with a chased scrolled design. The pin back is original to the frame.

Markings

There is a possible mark on back on side bezel but it is unrecognizable.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alice Williams Pearse