Antique Hardstone Cameo Brooch with Enamel and Pearl Frame - French


This masterfully carved, high-relief sardonyx cameo depicts a bejeweled classical beauty in profile with softly upswept hair adorned with a beaded hair snood. Measuring a sizable1 7/8” x 1 9/16, this cameo is presented in a ribbon-like frame adorned with lustrous pearls and black enamel. C1880

Measurements: frame 1 7/8” x 1 9/16”, cameo 1 5/8” x 1 1/4”

Pearls: 3 mm, presumably natural

Weight: 35.3 grams

Markings: French eagle’s head mark for 18K located on the edge of the border

Notes: It appears that the pin stem was previously positioned north to south, the closure was replaced and the repositioned east to west. A few small abrasions/chips located on the neckline below the necklace.