Cameo Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1830-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100771

Description

Small carved coral cameo set in gold mount, facing portrait of woman, plain gold mount, hinged vertical pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

214

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

11/16 in x 3/8 in x 5/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Martha A. Knowles

Accession Number

1926.259

Reference Notes

For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.

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