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Cameo brooch

1971.2202ab (RS196504)

Description

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.

Details

Maker
Constantin Roesler Franz (Artist)
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
"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.).
Material
conch (shell)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Places
Rome (Roma province, Latium, Italy)
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
cameos
Classical Revival (European revival style)
conch (shell)
gold (metal)
pins (jewelry)
souvenirs
Dimensions
1 5/8 x 2 5/16 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.2202ab
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
100718
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

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