Five exceptional and very early cameos (plus a small one for the clasp), each with two-tone carvings atop translucent agate, depicting classical laureate Roman busts, are assembled for an impressive effect in this rare and wonderful early-to-mid-nineteenth century century bracelet, presumably of Ita...(more)
An exquisitely ornamented pair of late-nineteenth century Italianate style earrings featuring two finely carved shell cameos of classical ladies framed with lovely scrolling grapevine appliqués, suspended from beautifully rendered individual grape leaves. A delicate fringe detail adds a pretty fini...(more)
A handsome Victorian ring featuring a grandly scaled (1 1/4 inches long by 1 inch wide) cameo hand-carved in rich dark Carnelian. The charming cameo depicts Ceres, ancient Roman goddess of agriculture and the harvest and is cleverly, slightly, concave to protect it from damage. Hand fabricated in 14...(more)
A masterfully hand carved and especially refined shell cameo depicting a Classical priestess or friend and admirer of Bacchus, replete with a riotous grapevine and grape cluster hairdo, toga and, on trend for circa 1850, a double pearl strand. Mounted in an elegant gold frame with a twisted wire app...(more)
An elongated pale pink coral cameo is framed in fanciful foliate style, dotted with tiny seed pearls and twinkling on top with a small round diamond in this delightful pendant necklace, crafted in two-tone green and rosy-yellow gold, dating from the early-twentieth century. A uniquely shaped freshwa...(more)
A classical beauty with a noble visage and alabaster skin is masterfully depicted in high-relief in this exemplary Victorian hardstone (agate) cameo brooch - circa 1875. Her striking profile is framed in jet black enamel dotted with natural button pearls (one of which was replaced at a later time) b...(more)
These extraordinary, three-inch long, lithe and lovely cameo earrings are composed of two matching pairs of hand carved shell cameos: the bottom pair depicting a beautiful maiden in a flowing gown (both of which are signed by the artist) and twin double-winged angels on top. Four bezel-set r...(more)
This wonderful antique bracelet comes with a touching story. According to the private seller, this beauty was worn as a wedding bracelet since its original acquisition - the back is engraved "Elsie A. Lombard Nov. 16th 1858".
Expertly carved in black and white sardonyx, a woman's profile stands in ...(more)
A sweet and pretty late-nineteenth-century Victorian era ring featuring a bright orangy-salmon colored handcarved coral cameo depicting a former classical beauty (the sands of time have softened her features a bit). Crafted in gleaming 10 karat gold, this ring is 3/4 inch long and a finger size 6.
The radiant Roman goddess Ceres, with flowing tresses and adorned with ribbons and a sheath of wheat on her shoulder, is handcarved in high-relief in pretty peachy-pink coral. This captivating cameo is framed in warm 14 karat gold with a lovely thistle-motif design and may be worn as either a brooch...(more)
A comely classical gal is artfully depicted in an unusual plum and white colored hard-stone cameo, hand carved in three layers and displaying an exquisite speckled top layer. Framed in warmly patinated 14K yellow gold frame with triangular shaped engraving. This pin measures 1 3/8 by 1 1/8.
An exquisite Victorian-era brooch centered with a hard stone sardonyx, or banded agate, cameo expertly carved in three color layers. The ethereal figure is that of Athena bearing her characteristic shield and spear in a flowing and gauzy gown. Twinkling rose-cut diamonds frame this very special nine...(more)