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Micromosaic panels were popular souvenirs brought back by travellers to Rome. They consisted of minute pieces of coloured glass arranged in mastic or cement on a glass panel using tweezers. They often depicted birds and flowers, but the most popular subjects were the buildings and ruins of ancient Rome. The panels could be set as jewellery or into the lids of boxes, while larger examples were used in furniture.

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  • Title: Brooch
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1820/1830
  • Location: Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 4.5 cm, Width: 3.5 cm, Depth: 0.9 cm
  • Provenance: Given by Dame Joan Evans
  • Medium: Micromosaic panel (glass tesserae) set in silver-gilt filigree

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