Etruscan Gold and Micromosaic Brooch, Italy, c. 1865, depicting a peasant woman with a lamb across her lap, in an elaborate frame with applied bead and ropework accents and foliate motifs, suspending drops, lg. 2 7/8 in., hallmark.
Note: Lots 133 through 229 are property from the Nancy and Gilbert Levine collection, donated to the Toledo Museum of Art and sold to benefit its future acquisitions. The collection formed the Museum of Arts and Sciences travelling exhibition "A Century of Jewelry & Gems: 1785-1885" which was accompanied by a published catalogue in 1995.
Area of restoration to sky behind rear of lamb. Top bead with ding.
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