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Cameo Brooch

1933.12 (RS7397)

Description

Oval shell cameo brooch in gold mount, depicts a Bacchante in profile dressed in a fox skin with grape clusters in hair, plain gold mount, pin clasp on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 7/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.12
GUSN
100697
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).
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Title Similar cameo brooch with bacchante in profile Accession number 1940.452 Notes Other Bacchante Cameos in Collection:
Title C8 Accession number Unaccustomed cameo in JC1

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