This is a victorian Lava Cameo. It depicts the work of Benvenuto Cellini an Italian sculpture from the 1500's. This Cameo and original 18K setting date from the 1850's/60's. The cameo is a knights scene. It features two gentlemen, one in renaissance clothing sitting on a chest with his sword and Helmet by his side. The other gentleman is sitting on a stone in the buff with his back facing . There are wonderful various pieces such as a mirror, water picture, Sword, cup. Perhaps he was bathing????? This rectangular cameo is done with very defined features and details. The wear is in all of the correct places to date this from the mid 1800's during the grand tour Victorian period. The cameo is in a 18K Yellow Gold bezel frame with a c-Clasp and pin backing. No hallmarks were located but test as 18K. The signature is hand craved on the back.
1 15/16" x 1 5/8"
Weight: 19.24 grams
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