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Cameo Brooch

1926.259 (RS6979)

Description

Small carved coral cameo set in gold mount, facing portrait of woman, plain gold mount, hinged vertical pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
11/16 in x 3/8 in x 5/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1926.259
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Martha A. Knowles
GUSN
100771
Reference Notes
For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.
Related Items
Title Paste brooch Accession number 1923.659 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Martha A. Knowles:
Title Earrings Accession number 1926.236 ab
Title Gold ring Accession number 1926.238
Title Silver brooch Accession number 1926.239
Title Locket Accession number 1926.243
Title Stick pin of Plymouth Rock Accession number 1926.247
Title Belt clasps Accession number 1926.249
Title Onyx brooch Accession number 1926.257
Title Coral cameo brooch Accession number 1926.259

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