Georgian Athena Cameo With Marcasite and Flat Cut Garnets
One of the crown jewels of my recent trip to London, this outstanding cameo features a marcasite halo, interlaced with an even larger and more impressive halo of juicy tourmalines with a 9ct bezel and smooth, wonderful reverse. This jewel dates to the 18th century, likely 1760, and is perhaps French in origin; it is very much in line with the work of the time. Perhaps has has the brooch fitting re-done, and has a line at the top, a delicate impact. Measures 37mm in length, weighs 11.8g,
Materials and Features:
9ct gold, sterling, neutral agate
18th century neoclassicism, Circa 1760’s, English
Dimensions: 37mm in length
Condition: Perhaps the brooch fitting re-done, and has a line at the top, a delicate impact. Minor associated age wear.
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