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.
- Of the Period
- Place of originUnited Kingdom
- Date of manufactureCirca 1820
- ConditionGood. 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..
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
H 1.15 in. x W 1.34 in.
H 29 mm x W 34 mm
- Weight7.1 g
- Seller locationSale, GB
- Seller reference number4961
- Reference numberLU17322348033
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