- Museum number
Gold brooch set with a sardonyx cameo of a profile portrait bust of Queen Victoria with an engraved signature on the truncation.
- Production date
- 1855 (cameo)
Height: 2.80 centimetres (cameo)
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no 904:
This head is based very closely on the 'Gothic' crown piece first issued in the English coinage in 1841. The Victoria and Albert Museum has a remarkable 'comesso' cameo portrait of Queen Victoria by Lebas, dated 1851, taken from a painting by Thomas Sully of 1838 (see Somers Cocks 1980, H.2; Bury 1982, p.122: Case 20, Board D, no.2). (Charlotte Gere)
See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 471 p.470.
- On display (G47/dc8)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Hancocks & Co, 1 Burlington Gardens, London W1. Original invoice for £550 + VAT, total £632.50 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 20.6.1980, described as 'Brooch: Queen Victoria by Lebas'.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.1080 (masterlist number)