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

Related Items

Title Lava Cameo Brooch Accession Number 1922.642
Title Lava Cameo Bracelet Accession Number 1930.145

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Italy

Object Type

Adornment

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).