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Cameo Brooch

1933.1639 (RS7412)

Description

Oval "lava" cameo brooch set in gold mount, depicts classical female in profile with grape vine in her hair, gold mount has applied rope border, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1860
Location of origin
Italy
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
15/16 in x 13/16 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.1639
GUSN
100743
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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