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Cameo Brooch

1939.247 (RS7735)

Description

Oval shell cameo brooch in gold mount, depicts Eos (Greek) or Aurora (Roman) the goddess of the "Dawn" accompanied by a winged putto over a rising sun, plain gold mount, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1816-1841
Location of origin
Italy or France
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 11/16 in x 1 5/16 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1939.247
GUSN
100695
Reference Notes
For information on cameos see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 215-232; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 227-236; Miller, Anna M. "Cameos Old & New," 3rd Edition (2005). Fowle, Britton and Welles genealogy found on Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org
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