Cameo Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100617

Description

This oval "lava" cameo brooch depicts a standing winged cherub holding a basket of flowers. The brooch is set in a plain gold frame and closes with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse. A cross-bar pin is attached to the back closure with a fine gold chain.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
brooches
Classical Revival (European revival style)
limestone
gold (metal)
Brooch

Additional Identification Number

60

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson

Accession Number

1922.642

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).