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  • Place of origin:

    Rome (made)

  • Date:

    1820-1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Micromosaic, black glass, gold frame

  • Credit Line:

    The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Sir Arthur Gilbert and his wife Rosalinde formed one of the world's great decorative art collections, including silver, mosaics, enamelled portrait miniatures and gold boxes. Arthur Gilbert donated his extraordinary collection to Britain in 1996.

Physical description

Oval micromosaic set in black glass with a gold frame in the Neo-classical style. The micromosaic depicts a stag running across a patch of foliage, its figure silhouetted against the black glass background.

Place of Origin

Rome (made)


1820-1830 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Micromosaic, black glass, gold frame


Length: 5.3 cm, Width: 6 cm

Object history note

Provenance: Hoffman and Lowe, Beverly Hills, 1970.

Descriptive line

Mosaic pin brooch with stag, gold and black glass, 1825.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Avery, Charles, assisted by Arthur Emperatori. Mosaics from the Gilbert Collection: summary catalogue. Exhibition catalogue Victoria & Albert Museum. London: H.M.S.O. 1975, cat. no. 55.
Hagen, Lael. 'Mosaic Jewelry: Heir to a Long Artistic Tradition'. Jewelers' Circular, November 1991, p. 60, fig. 2.
Gabriel, Jeanette Hanisee with contributions by Anna Maria Massinelli and essays by Judy Rudoe and Massimo Alfieri. Micromosaics: The Gilbert Collection. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd. in association with The Gilbert Collection, 2000. 310 p., ill. Cat. no. 173, p. 238. ISBN 0856675113.


Mosaic glass; Glass; Gold


Micromosaic; Setting; Framing

Subjects depicted

Foliage; Stag


Jewellery; Metalwork; Mosaic


Metalwork Collection

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