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Victorian Grand Tour Master Carved Cameo Medusa High Carat Gold

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    Posted 8 years ago

    Kitty
    (23 items)

    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, 8 years ago
      Magnificent!!! So glad that you have this. miKKo
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      Stunnung! Excellent carving what a craftman's work!
    3. Passion4Cameos Passion4Cameos, 2 years ago
      Beautiful cameo. I have never had a Medusa yet.

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