Cameo Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100707

Description

Oval shell cameo brooch in gold mount, depicts a bacchante (Roman) or maenad (Greek) in profile with grape clusters in hair, plain gold mount, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
Pin, Clothing
Brooch
Brooch

Inscription

"51 / May" (Scratch mark)

Additional Identification Number

150

Related Items

Title Accession Number 1940.452
Title Accession Number 1933.12

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing; Clothing Accessories

Dimensions

1 9/16 in x 1 3/8 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.24

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).