The ancient Greek technique of cameo portraiture found new popularity during the Neoclassical movement in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Carved by Filippo Tignani, this bracelet prominently features a pietra dura – or “hard stone” – portrait of its donor’s father, Frederick Augustus Chauncey. The portrait, carved atop a highly polished black stone surface, is stylish in its versatility, as the framed cameo detaches to become a brooch or pendant.
This object was
Emily H. Chauncey.
It is credited
Bequest of Emily H. Chauncey.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 7.4 x 4.5 x 7.5 cm (2 15/16 x 1 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Bracelet (Italy); Carved by Filippo Tignani ; gold, stone; H x W x D: 7.4 x 4.5 x 7.5 cm (2 15/16 x 1 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.); Bequest of Emily H. Chauncey; 1959-156-2-a,b