Gold Brooch with Agate Cameo and Pearls.
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Cameo on brown agate featuring a young woman looking toward the right. 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 lace collar. This woman from high society has her hair pulled back in a bun and is wearing a diadem, earrings and necklace. The gold mounting is finely chiseled, hemmed with a line of black enamel and set with fine half-pearls.
Gold mark: eagle head. 18 K.
H:1.77in. (4.5 cm) / L: 1.49in. (3.8 cm) / W: 0.59in. (1.5 cm).
Work of the second part of the 19th century.