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pendant / cameo

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Gold pendant set with a shell cameo of Cupid and Psyche, with applied ivy-leaf ornament and stamped with a maker's mark on the reverse.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1826-1875 (cameo)
    • 1870 (circa;setting)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 5.7 centimetres (cameo)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Comment

        John Brogden, 18 Henrietta Street, London
  • Curator's comments

    Supplement to catalogue entry:
    Compare with a `Night and Day' shell cameo mounted as a brooch in the Brogden design book, Victoria & Albert Museum. (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. 490 p.480. Caption: ‘Shell cameo of Cupid and Psyche. Italian (?), in a gold pendant setting by John Brogden, about 1870. This fine shell cameo may have been imported by specialist dealers Francati & Santamaria of Hatton Garden, exhibitors at international exhibitions from 1851.’ (Charlotte Gere)


  • Bibliography

    • Gere et al 1984 926 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G47/dc8

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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