A very fine Hardstone & Natural Pearl Cameo Brooch in 15ct Yellow Gold, Circa 1870-1880
An exquisitely hand carved Hardstone Cameo, depicting a Classical Bacchanalian Figure, Bacchus ("the God of all Good things in life") and his followers were usually illustrated with either fruit, flowers or vine leaves in their hair. This beautiful Cameo Brooch has been mounted in a very fine 15 Carat Yellow Gold setting (tested) and is surrounded by an oval outline which has been generously set with numerous well matched Seed Pearls.
The detail of the Hardstone's, luminescent, fine hand carving is remarkable, particularly the Lady's Hair; an exceptional addition to anyone's Cameo collection.
Could easily be adapted to convert to a pendant, should our customer so require.
English Mount, presumed Italian Cameo
Circa 1870 - 1880
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