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Cameo on agate set in a brooch. The cameo portrays a young woman in Antique Roman style who is looking toward the right. Her hair is pulled up and she is wearing a veil. The artist meticulously sculpted the white vein of the agate to bring out this delicate profile.
The stone is set in a gold mounting. A pin on the reverse allows the cameo to be worn as a brooch. While the art of sculpting precious stones has been around since Antiquity, the 19th century saw a resurgence in the art of the cameo. Cameos were worn as jewelry and highlighted the classical cultivation of their owners.
H:1.69in. (4,3 cm) / l: 1.45in. (3,7 cm) / l: 0.39in. (1 cm).
Gold 18K. Gold mark eagle head.
Second part of the 19th century.