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Cameo Brooch

1925.219 (RS6936)

Description

Oval shell cameo in gold mount, depicts shepherdess with lamb in landscape, gold twisted rope frame, hinged pin and hook (pin is missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1925.219
GUSN
100703
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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