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

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).