Cameo Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1832-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100696

Description

Oval shell cameo brooch in gold mount, depicts a angel protecting a child from a snake, plain gold mount, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Inscription

"W. S. B. to L. N. G." (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

139

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Italy or France

Dimensions

2 1/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 3 /8 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1935.1477

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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