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Cameo portrait of Benjamin Smith Rotch with Bracelet

about 1845


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 4.1 x 3.8 x 1.3cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1993.174

Medium or Technique

Gold; shell

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Cameo portrait bust of Benjamin Smith Rotch, shown facing proper right, wearing a beard and classical attire. Cameo fitting as a brooch, pendant, and bracelet, the latter consisting of a flat half inch wide band of rightly hinged links. Cameo has a semi-circular crack to proper right of sitter.

Inscription

"BSR / to / Joanna Rotch / Jany 1845" engraved on back (from card)

Provenance

Descended in the Rotch and Lamb families; gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb