Brooch and earrings set (demi-parure)
Goldstone, glass, metal
overall (brooch): 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 1 x 4.4 x 2.9 cm ) overall (each earring): 5/8 x 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 1.6
Goldstone brooch and earrings set (demi-parure); rectangular brooch in metal frame with hinged pin and hook on reverse, with colored glass micromosaic on obverse depicting columned Roman structures; hinged wire hook earrings have oval goldstone at the lobe suspending teardrop shaped goldstone pieces also in metal frame, each piece has a colored glass micromosaic with a different image each, all depicting columned Roman structures.
Micromosaic jewelry like this demi-parure set, depicting Roman structures and ruins, was popular in America during the nineteenth century when the "grand tour" of Europe was common.
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