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Charity Brooch With Cameo, before 1892

This is a Brooch with cameo. It was made by Fortunato Pio Castellani & Sons and carved by Giorgio Antonio Girardet. It is dated before 1892 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is gold, sapphire. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor, Annie Schermerhorn Kane, and various donors.

This object has not been digitized yet.
  • Brooch (Italy), ca. 1898
  • engraved and modeled gold set with carved and cut sapphires, diamonds,....
  • Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor, Annie Schermerhorn Kane, and....
  • 1969-40-46
  • Earrings, 2014
  • white gold, cameos, diamonds.
  • Courtesy of FD Gallery.
  • 20.2015.4a/c

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 3.5 x 5.2 x 1.9 cm (1 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Setting: Interlocked "C"s on inside of setting. Cameo: Interlocked "C"s incised in sapphire under base on which the figure of charity rests feet.

Cite this object as

Charity Brooch With Cameo, before 1892; Carved by Giorgio Antonio Girardet (1829 - 1892); Italy; gold, sapphire; H x W x D: 3.5 x 5.2 x 1.9 cm (1 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 3/4 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor, Annie Schermerhorn Kane, and various donors; 1969-40-44

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