Cameo Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1848

GUSN

GUSN-100990

Description

Oval "lava" cameo set in gold mount, cameo depicts a man in profile, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Inscription

"By J.A.G. / Boston 1848" (Scratch mark)

Additional Identification Number

433

Maker

Greenough, John A. (Sculptor)

Location of Origin

Possibly Italy

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 3/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1988.139

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

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).