Italy, c. 1860
From the Gilbert Collection at
The Victoria & Albert Museum
This circular brooch is crafted in the classical style and dates to around 1860. Made in Italy, this fashionable bit of micromosaic depicts two doves and foliage set against a gleaming gold background.
I think the many, many doves who have made nests on the columns and porches of my home would appreciate this quite a lot.