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Cameo Brooch

2007.15.36 (RS9372)

Description

Oval "lava" cameo brooch, depicts sitting winged cherub holding a lyre and accompanied by a lamb in high relief, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Location of origin
Possibly Italy
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in x 5/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.36
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
100724
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
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