The use of cameos in necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, and rings is one of the most prolific jewelry motifs used throughout the Victorian Era. Though they pre-date the Victorian era, for the travel-loving Victorians a cameo was a favorite, possibly representing a meaningful souvenir of a Grand European Tour.
A phenomenal early to mid 19th century cameo stars in this conversion jewel. I've paired it with an alluring Art Nouveau shank to accentuate the delicacy of the carving. Depicted we find two putti upon a brick wall; the central figure clutches two fluttering lovebirds. The pair glances back at a burning fire of love, before a tree. Peeking out from the tree is a satyr, glowering at the allegory.
Materials and Features: cameo, 9k gold, 14k gold (shank)
Age/Origin: English, American (shank), mid-19th C
Measurements: Size 9.5, 6.5 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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