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1922.616.1 (RS6874)

Description

This gray "lava" brooch is part of a set, with matching earrings (1922.616.2AB). All three pieces feature a scallop shell with dangling spiral shell and two entwined sea creatures on lily pads hanging from gold chains. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Location of origin
Italy
Material
gold (metal)
limestone
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
Classical Revival (European revival style)
gold (metal)
limestone
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
2 1/8 x 1 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1922.616.1
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson
GUSN
100744
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 earrings Accession number 1922.616.2AB Notes Jewelry and related items from the Estate of Miss Frances Stevenson:
Title Tortoiseshell Earrings Accession number 1922.529
Title Gold Sleeve Links Accession number 1922.535
Title Gold bar pins Accession number 1922.536
Title Hair Bracelet Accession number 1922.569
Title Broken Watch Accession number 1922.598
Title 2 - Pair of Bracelets Accession number 1922.615 1
Title c - Earrings and Brooch Accession number 1922.616 a
Title Earring Accession number 1922.617
Title Earring Accession number 1922.618
Title Bracelet Accession number 1922.621
Title Watch fob Accession number 1922.620
Title Hair Pin Accession number 1922.622
Title Earrings Accession number 1922.625
Title Locket Accession number 1922.640
Title Earrings Accession number 1922.641
Title Cameo Brooch Accession number 1922.642
Title Miniature pendant Accession number 1922.654
Title Tortoiseshell Combs Accession number 1922.673
Title Cuff Links Accession number 1922.1034
Title Pair of earrings Accession number 1922.616.2AB

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