Gold Brooch with Agate Cameo and Pearls.
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Cameo on brown agate featuring a young woman looking toward the left. The artist intricately sculpted the white vein of the agate to bring the delicate profile to life. The young woman is wearing a dress from the 17th century with a laced bodice and ruffled collar. This woman from high society has her hair pulled back in a bun and is wearing a diadem and earrings. The gold mounting is highlighted with pearls and topped with an intricately sculpted scrollwork motif.
Weight: 0.7 oz (20 g)
Gold Mark: Horse head, from 1838.
Height: 2.2 in (5.5 cm) Width: 1.3 in (3.4 cm)
Late-19th century craftsmanship.