Cameo by George W. Jamison American
Metalwork by William Rose

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706

The helmet-conch-shell cameo with a bust of Andrew Jackson, cut in about 1835 by George W. Jamison, is an elegant tribute to the seventh president. Reflecting the "cameo fever" that first swept Europe in the late eighteenth century, it is inscribed with Jackson's oft-quoted slogan, THE UNION / IT MUST AND / SHALL BE / PRESERVED.

Cameo, Cameo by George W. Jamison (American, New York 1810–1868 Yonkers, New York), Helmet-conch shell, gold, and enamel, American

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