Charity Brooch With Cameo
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.
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; 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