- Material: Sardonyx shell, 9k gold tested.
- Size: 2 7/8" by 2 1/2" only cameo is 2 1/8" by 1 6/8".
- Date and Origin: Circa 1860 Italy.
- Conditions: Excellent, a couple of slightest natural shell lines, very barely visible when cameo is backlit not visible by naked eye. A trace of soldering where the pin device is attached to the frame.
Museum Quality cameo depicting a lady with a basket of flowers that probably is an Allegory of the Spring. The cameo is wonderfully carved and full of stunning details. She is dresses in a typical late 1700’s dress and is holding a basket of flowers on her head. She is also smelling other flowers held in her other hand. Flowers are even on her décolleté. Her dress is rich of details as the laced corset that tightens her thin waist and the gown that is wide and swollen like a newly bloomed flower.
Her face is pretty and happy just like if she was enjoying the spring and the perfume of the flowers. She’s wearing a lovely bonnet with lace. Around her there are still flowers. A wonderful piece of a rarest subject, finely carved and with a lovely frame. Another wonderful piece for any collector.