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Cameo Brooch

1935.1477 (RS7569)

Description

Oval shell cameo brooch in gold mount, depicts a angel protecting a child from a snake, plain gold mount, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1832-1880
Inscriptions
"W. S. B. to L. N. G." (Engraved)
Location of origin
Italy or France
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
2 1/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 3 /8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1935.1477
GUSN
100696
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).
Related Items
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