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Cameo portrait of Benjamin Smith Rotch with Bracelet

Cameo portrait bust of Benjamin Smith Rotch, shown facing proper right, wearing a beard and classical attire. Cameo fitting as a brooch, pendant, and bracelet, the latter consisting of a flat half inch wide band of rightly hinged links. Cameo has a semi-circular crack to proper right of sitter.

Inscription

"BSR / to / Joanna Rotch / Jany 1845" engraved on back (from card)

Provenance

Descended in the Rotch and Lamb families; gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

about 1845

Object Place

England

Accession Number

1993.174

Medium or Technique

Gold; shell

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets