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Brooch / plaque cameo in box

Object Number: 
1941.56a-c
Date: 
19th century
Medium: 
Shell; cardboard, cotton
Dimensions: 
Box: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm ) Overall (brooch): 1 1/16 x 5/8 in. (2.7 x 1.6 cm)
Marks: 
printed: on box: "TIFFANY & CO/UNION SQUARE, N.Y/LONDON PARIS/GRAND PRIX/EXPOSITIONES UNIVERSALLES/1876 & 1889"
Description: 
Rectangular shell cameo plaque (meant for a brooch?) carved with 3 heads (1 male and 2 female) surmounting putti head and wings; box labeled "Tiffany & Co....Grand Prix / Expositions Universelles / 1876 & 1889"
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Herbert D. Halsey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group