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This utterly unbelievable hardstone cameo brooch features a Trojan soldier with a moustache in white enamel. This piece indicates to us that he was likely made as a portrait of a Victorian gentleman in the 1860’s, rendered as a soldier or even possibly Ares, the god of war. We see this quite frequently with feminine cameos as well, often of noblewomen depicted as goddesses. Not only is this example in hardstone, which was much more difficult to carve and highly sought after, it also has a white enamel halo, which is extraordinarily elusive. 

Materials and Features: 

15ct gold, hardstone, white enamel


Victorian, English




Weight: 31.9 grams

Dimensions: 59mm x 45mm not including bale

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. 

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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