Cameo Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100724

Description

Oval "lava" cameo brooch, depicts sitting winged cherub holding a lyre and accompanied by a lamb in high relief, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

167

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Italy

Dimensions

1 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in x 5/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.36

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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