Cameo Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1845-1850

GUSN

GUSN-100705

Description

Oval shell cameo set in in gold locket mount with hinged pin and hook on reverse, cameo depicts a maiden playing with a puppy near a rural village, twisted gold rope around frame, locket contains a daguerreotype set under glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

148

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lucy Haskell Sturtevant

Accession Number

1925.364

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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