Cameo Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101084

Description

Oval shell cameo brooch, depicts classical woman in profile with flowers in her hair, set in gold mount with twisted gold wire border, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Associated Building

Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

527

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Credit Line

Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin

Accession Number

1966.2261

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).