Large French Hardstone Cameo Brooch with Pearl Border


This masterfully carved, high-relief sardonyx cameo depicts a classical beauty in profile with softly upswept hair adorned with a flowing ribbon. Measuring a sizable 2 3/8” x 1 7/8”, this cameo is presented in a thin, hand chased border inside a lustrous pearl frame. C1850

Measurements: frame 2 3/8” x 1 7/8”, cameo 2” x 1 3/8”, 5/8” deep

Pearls: 3.5 mm, presumably natural

Metal: 18K

Weight: 44.2 grams

Markings: French eagle’s head assay mark for 18K, PR * maker’s mark

Notes: small flat chip un the underside of the bust, small chip on edge on the border below the bust