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Cameo Brooch

1925.364 (RS6949)

Description

Oval shell cameo set in in gold locket mount with hinged pin and hook on reverse, cameo depicts a maiden playing with a puppy near a rural village, twisted gold rope around frame, locket contains a daguerreotype set under glass.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845-1850
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 7/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1925.364
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Lucy Haskell Sturtevant
GUSN
100705
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
Title Pair of watch guards Accession number 1925.344 ab Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Lucy Sturtevant:
Title Pair of bracelets Accession number 1925.359 ab
Title Necklace Accession number 1925.360
Title Hair pins Accession number 1925.361 ab
Title Buckle Accession number 1925.362
Title Buckle Accession number 1925.363
Title Cameo brooch Accession number 1925.364
Title Cuff links Accession number 1925.365
Title c - Brooch, pin and cuff links Accession number 1925.366 a
Title c - Buckle and hook-eye on cardboard Accession number 1925.367 a
Title Shoe buckle Accession number 1925.368 a
Title Stock buckle Accession number 1925.368 b
Title Buckle Accession number 1925.369
Title Buckle Accession number 1925.370
Title Buckle Accession number 1925.375

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