Earring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100988

Description

This earring is composed of an oval cameo carved from black "lava" depicting a classically dressed female in profile. The cameo is set in a plain gold mount and attaches with a gold s-shaped ear wire on the reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
earrings
limestone
gold (metal)
Earring

Additional Identification Number

431

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Italy

Dimensions

5/8 x 5/8 (WxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1932.564

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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