Cameo Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1860

GUSN

GUSN-100743

Description

Oval "lava" cameo brooch set in gold mount, depicts classical female in profile with grape vine in her hair, gold mount has applied rope border, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

186

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Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Italy

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

15/16 in x 13/16 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1933.1639

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).