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Cameo Brooch

1988.139 (RS8621)

Description

Oval "lava" cameo set in gold mount, cameo depicts a man in profile, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
Greenough, John A. (Sculptor)
Date
1848
Inscriptions
"By J.A.G. / Boston 1848" (Scratch mark)
Location of origin
Possibly Italy
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 3/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1988.139
GUSN
100990
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
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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