This is MAYBE THE FINEST AND RAREST CAMEO I OWN.It is 18 ct gold not marked but tested.The weight is 39.5 grams over an oz. Has the c and t pin.There are sheeps-rams heads on the side 4 of them.Signed PIERRET on the back.It is Bacchus and stands out 1 inch.Very large size at 2 1/2 by 2 1/4 The cameo is mint. Never offered before and never seen.May be an unsigned Saulini as most jewelers from that time only set the best.From my own collection Ernesto Pierret (1824-1870) was a French jeweler who moved to Rome and later opened his own goldsmith shop in Florence. Renowned for his craftsmanship, he is considered one of the finest Revivalist jewelers of the period. No Pay Pal check or money orders only.
In the mid-nineteenth century the excavation of tombs from antiquity created a craze for archaeological-style jewelry based on Etruscan, Roman, and Greek artifacts. After Giampietro Campana (1808-1880) unearthed gold treasures at the ancient Etruscan city of Caere (now Cerveteri, Italy) in 1850, the Roman jeweler Fortunato Pio Castellani (1793-1865) created exact copies of this collection, spawning great interest in this design source. Other Roman goldsmiths made jewelry inspired by antiquity among them Ernesto Pierret, a Frenchman who moved to Rome in 1845. His work is known for the high quality of workmanship and the use of filigree, granulation, and engraved gemstones. According to Geoffrey Munn, Pierret's jewelry "is less derivative and RARER than Castellani's."