Cameo Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100697

Description

Oval shell cameo brooch in gold mount, depicts a Bacchante in profile dressed in a fox skin with grape clusters in hair, plain gold mount, pin clasp on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

140

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 7/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1933.12

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).