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Victorian Grand Tour Master Carved Cameo Medusa High Carat Gold

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Fine Jewelry2325 of 3233mom's giftGeorgian Cut Steel Heart Bracelet circa 1800
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Posted 2 years ago

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Kitty
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The finest Cameo I have ever owned and my favourite subject the mythological Medusa.

This Superb Cameo originated from Italy and is a superb example of Victorian Grand Tour Jewelry. A lady doing her classical tour of the famous Italian sights probably acquired this somewhere like Rome in the late 1800s.

The Cameo is master carved a similar example by Saulini is in the British Museum Collection. The Gorgon Medusa although a very classical image gained new popularity in the Victorian Era, wherein she became softer gentler and more of a femme fatale. This beautiful example has a serene repentant expression on her face below the writhing and winged serpents in her hair and tied round her neck.
The cameo was mounted in a brooch setting of finely engraved high carat gold frame in the style of entwined ribbons.

A fabulous Rare piece of Grand Tour Cameo jewelry.

NB. this item was part of my past collection and is not available for sale.

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  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Magnificent!!! So glad that you have this. miKKo
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Stunnung! Excellent carving what a craftman's work!

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