Diana, Goddess of Youth | carnelian shell, gold, Italy, ca. 1895

"Diana, Goddess of Youth" - Late Victorian Bezel Set Shell Cameo Set In Yellow Gold Frame With Applied Curliques And Rubies

The long central shell panel depicting the three Graces at the centre of a festival of music and dance  | carnelian shell, ca. 1820-30

A shell cameo diadem, circa The long central shell panel depicting the three Graces at the centre of a festival of music and dance, flanked by two similarly carved oval cameos, within a beaded surround and decorated to the top with a garland

The Cameo of Chartres (Jupiter), Roman, about A.D. 50; Sardonyx set in a 14th c. gold and enamel mount

Cameo of Jupiter (The Cameo of Chartres), Roman, about A. Sardonyx set in a fourteenth-century gold and enamel mount. One of the best examples in existence of the interplay between and balance of Nature and Artistry.

Dancing nymph  | sardonyx shell, gold

A shell cameo pendant / necklace dancing nymph cameo suspended from a floral motif cameo.

Education of the Infant Bacchus | Onyx, gold frame, by Niccolò Amastini, Italy 19th c.

Freely adapting antique compositions, Niccolò Amastini described with elegant linearity the contours of the baby god and his wild attendants under a vine-wrapped tree.

Spring | sardonyx shell, ca. 1862

Chapter Victorian Archeological and Renaissance jewellery

Artemis | amethyst gem by Apollonio, 16th c.

Artemis | amethyst gem by Apollonio, 16th c.

The Farnese Cup, the largest cameo in the world | sardonyx agate, first half of the 2nd century BC

The Farnese Cup, the largest cameo in the world | sardonyx agate, first half of the 2nd century BC

Amastini - Achilles mourning for Patroclus

Enamelled gold pendant set with a sardonyx cameo of 'Achilles Mourning for Patroclus' with an engraved signature and a warranty mark. Made by: Niccolo Amastini (setting) - (cameo).

Athena and Poseidon | sardonyx-onyx. 1st century BCE

Athena and Poseidon | sardonyx-onyx. 1st century BCE

An abalone shell cameo brooch, carved to depict a nude female bust, within a late 19th c. gold scrolling

An abalone shell cameo brooch. The oval-shape abalone shell carved to depict a nude female bust, within a late century gold scrolling mount.

Perseus and Andromeda | sardonyx, gold, Rome, 1st century BC

Perseus and Andromeda Ancient Rome, century BC sardonyx cameo Hermitage. I think Perseus is holding the head of Medusa.

Abandoned Ariadne | sardonyx, gold, Italy early 19th c.

Giovanni Antonio Santarelli Cameo - Abandoned Ariadne ca. sardonyx Hermitage, Saint Petersburg Of European cameos and int.

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