Georgian “Doves of Pliny” Cameo Brooch For Sale
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Georgian “Doves of Pliny” Cameo Brooch


This exceptional cameo brooch depicts a famous mosaic by the 2nd Century BC artist Sosus of Pergamon. Its was a subject of intrigue for Pliny the Elder, and as such became known as "The Doves of Pliny". The shell cameo sits in a 15ct gold late Georgian mount, and likely dates to the same era.


  • Metal
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Some solder present on the fittings, and the shell has a natural stress line which would have been present when carved. Visible from behind however concealed from the front. Of little consequence.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 1.15 in. x W 1.34 in.H 29 mm x W 34 mm
  • Weight
    7.1 g
  • Seller Location
    Sale, GB
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