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Cameo Brooch

1920.558 (RS6784)

Description

This oval shell cameo brooch depicts a standing, winged cherub in high relief. It is set in an applied gold rope border. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Material
gold (metal)
shell (animal material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
gold (metal)
pins (jewelry)
shell (animal material)
Dimensions
1 13/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.558
Credit Line
Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew
GUSN
100711
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 Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1920.526
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Title Horn back comb Accession number 1920.528
Title Dyed horn back comb Accession number 1920.529
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1920.530
Title Tortoiseshell side comb Accession number 1920.531
Title Horn side comb Accession number 1920.534
Title Tortoiseshell side comb Accession number 1920.535
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1920.536
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1920.538
Title Horn side comb Accession number 1920.539
Title Gilt metal side comb Accession number 1920.540
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1920.544
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1920.545
Title Hair bracelet Accession number 1920.546
Title Artificial bone ring Accession number 1920.555
Title Brooch Accession number 1920.557
Title Brooch Accession number 1920.558
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Title Ivory bracelet Accession number 1920.617
Title Lorgnette in case Accession number 1920.624
Title Folding locket with photos Accession number 1920.626
Title Buckle Accession number 1920.785

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