Museum quality high relief cameo of angel carved into black or dark gray lava.
It is made of lava of Mount Vesuvius around 1860 at the peak time of popularity of Grand Tour.
The cameo is mounted in open back rose gold bezel.
The cameo measures 1 13/16” long including the bail.
The oval dangle is 1 1/2” X 1 1/8”.
The bail hallmarked 14K gold.
Total weight is 13.1 grams.
Excellent antique condition.
The term Grand Tour refers to 17th through 19th century custom
of a trip by young people to Europe, especially to Italy.
While being in Rome, Naples, Herculaneum, Pompeii and other famous cities
they visited ancient artifacts and ladies were buying traditional jewelry from local jewelers.
The interest to ancient Rome also sparkled a few times after Vesuvius eruptions in 18th
and 19th centuries.
Antique Victorian Italian 14K Rose Gold Lava Angel Cameo Pendant Grand Tour