Brooch

Object Number: 
INV.769l
Date: 
1820-1880
Medium: 
Lava, gold, other metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 1.6 x 2.9 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Oval lava cameo brooch set in gold a-jour setting with hinged pin and hook on reverse; cameo depicts bacchant in deep relief.
Gallery Label: 
Lava cameos were popular among American tourists in Europe during the nineteenth century, as a momento of Mount Vesuvius.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group