Cameo Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100711

Description

This oval shell cameo brooch depicts a standing, winged cherub in high relief. It is set in an applied gold rope border. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
shell (animal material)
gold (metal)
Brooch

Additional Identification Number

154

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 13/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew

Accession Number

1920.558

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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