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Lava Cameo Bracelet

1930.145 (RS7178)

Description

"Lava" cameo bracelet, made up of five oval sections each with a winged cherub, one holds an animal (brow), one holds a lyre (green), one holds a basket of flowers (white), another holds a wreath (tan), a fifth holds an arrow (gray), each set in gold frame, push button clasp and safety chain (broken).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Location of origin
Italy
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BRACELET
bracelets (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 9/16 in x 3/4 in (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.145
GUSN
100723
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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Notes A similar lava cameo bracelet is in the collection of the MFA, Boston (64.651). See accession file for full catalog entry and picture.

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