Brooch (cameo)

Brooch (cameo)
Title
Brooch (cameo)
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Guy Forbes
Object Number 
1950.296
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group