Cameo Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100741

Description

"Lava" cameo brooch set in gold mount, depicts Flora and Cupid brandishing Hymen's torch, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

184

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Italy

Dimensions

2 3/16 in x 1 15/16 in x 5/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1929.563

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). Similar brooch in the MFA, Boston see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): plate 164.

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