Huge Mythological Cameo Triptych
The story begins above the clouds with the representation of Apollo the Sun God in his chariot, drawn by the four horses, Eous, Aethon, Phlegon & Pyroeis.
In the center is a landscape garden scene with two male and a female figure with a baby. A statuary, trees and a castle can be seen in the background.
Near the bottom of the cameo is perhaps the most powerful representation. Her eyes so piercing, expression daunting. This cameo has me and everyone I've shown it to perplexed - and fascinated!
CONDITION: Remarkably fine with no damage, hairlines or even a growth line! The shell is thin (as evidenced in the verso photograph shot into the daylight.) Carved in medium relief. An appropriate simple and unadorned mount was hand forged. Marked 750 (and tested to 18K.) Weight by scale: 28.6 grams. Large drop down bale on a swivel. Broaching assembly is riveted. C Clasp, extended pin & a cross bar support. No signature.
*The stick pin is bent and will be straightened by our jeweler.
Our fine jewelry is always beautifully presented and shipped at no charge to our clients.
This can certainly be worn on a chain (and pinned for security) but deserves to be exhibited in a collection.
Item ID: R3228
Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Shell Came, 18K Mount, Size: 90mm x 66mm (excluding the bale)
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