Cameo portrait of Moses Williams

about 1845
Peter Stephenson (about 1823–1860)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 5.4 x 4.4 x 1.3cm (2 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1994.227

Medium or Technique

Shell; silver gilt

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Cameos

Oval carved portrait of Moses Williams; sitter faces proper left. Hair at temples is combed forward; warm tones of the cameo evident on hair and cheek.

Inscription

"P. Stephenson/ No 336/ AD 1845" In script on back of cameo. (from card)

Provenance

Early history unknown; acquired from Barbara Duffy, Peacock Valley Victorian Antiques, Clovis, California, in 1994.

Credit Line

Gift of The Seminarians