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Cameo Brooch

1966.2261 (RS8170)

Description

Oval shell cameo brooch, depicts classical woman in profile with flowers in her hair, set in gold mount with twisted gold wire border, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Associated Building
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
pins (jewelry)
Accession Number
1966.2261
Credit Line
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
GUSN
101084
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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