- Museum number
Bloomed and chased gold brooch with scrolls and leaves in relief, set with a sardonyx cameo of a profile portrait of man with an engraved signature. Image bottom centre.
- Production date
Height: 3.70 centimetres (cameo)
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no 878:
One of the finest examples in the collection of the use of four layers of stone to simulate hair and garments. (Charlotte Gere)
See 'Eighteenth and nineteenth-century engraved gems in the British Museum; collectors and collections from Sir Hans Sloane to Anne Hull Grundy' by Judy Rudoe in 'Zeitschrift fur Kunztgeschichte' 59. Band 1996. Heft 2 . Sonderdruck.pg. 210. fig. 13.
- On display (G47/dc4)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- N Bloom & Son, 40 Albemarle Street, London W1. Original invoice for £275 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 12.8.1970, described as 'Fine 18th century cameo by BERINI, mount c. 1840'.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.272 (masterlist number)