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Brooch (cameo)

Object Number: 
1950.296
Date: 
1780-1880
Medium: 
Shell, gold
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 1/2 x 2 in. ( 4.1 x 1.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Oval cameo brooch, once belonging to Arabella Ludlow Lewis, descendant of Francis Lewis and Gabriel Ludlow, depicting profile female bust with flowers in hair (perhaps the goddess Ceres/Demeter) carved in shell; 3-dimensional gold frame around cameo depicting twining lilies, pin attachment.
Gallery Label: 
This cameo brooch belonged to Arabella Ludlow Lewis (ancestor of the donor), a descendant of Francis Lewis, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Gabriel Ludlow.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Guy Forbes
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group