Rectangular shell cameo brooch set in gold mount, depicts the Birth of Venus, plain gold mount, hinged pin and hook on reverse. Brown leather case with stamped foliate border on cover, cream satin lining, hook closure.
Constantin Roesler Franz (Artist)
"CONSTANTIN / ROËSLER FRANZ / Atelier de Mosaïques Camées / Rue Condotti no 92.93 / à Rome / 4679840" (Paper Label)
- Location of origin
- Rome, Italy, Europe
- Associated Building
- Original To Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.). Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
- Object type
Rome (Roma province, Latium, Italy)
- Descriptive terms
Classical Revival (European revival style)
- 1 5/8 x 2 5/16 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Ralph May
- Exhibition Notes
- "Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995. "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).
- Related Items
Title Orange stone fob Accession number 1971.900 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Ralph May:
Title 4 - Set of charms Accession number 1971.1368.1
Title Beaded choker Accession number 1971.1369.1
Title Beaded choker Accession number 1971.1369.2
Title Beaded choker Accession number 1971.1369.3
Title Agate ring Accession number 1971.2197
Title Gold ring Accession number 1971.2198
Title Gold ring Accession number 1971.2199
Title Gold hair ring Accession number 1971.2200
Title Gold chain necklace Accession number 1971.2201
Title Birth of Venus cameo Accession number 1971.2202 ab
Title Cuff buttons Accession number 1971.2203 ab