Cameo Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100708

Description

Oval shell cameo brooch in gold mount, depicts woman in profile wearing a veil, scrolled engraving around mount and applied gold rope around edge, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

151

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 7/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.27

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).