Late Georgian/Early Victorian Hardstone Cameo Brooch
ABOUT THIS BROOCH
Cameos--miniature masterpieces of sculpture--never fail to captivate. This one, surrounded by 22 sizable, riotously sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing 6.00 carats, is exquisitely carved from chalcedony so that the lovely lady in profile takes form in shades of ivory and mauve, beautifully contrasting with the gleaming translucent background. At her shoulder her garment is clasped with a ram's head and a garland of flowers runs through her hair. A ravishing and resplendent late-Georgian/early-Victorian treasure (circa early-to-mid-19th century). Hand fabricated in 18K gold.