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Antique English Georgian Regency Sardonyx Cameo Gold Necklace


A 15-carat gold necklace set with 14 sardonyx cameos with genre scenes of Amor, the god of love, set in a rich Georgian mount with fine spirals (cannetille) and granules (grainti), a double textured chain links the last cameos to the clasp, Georgian, England, circa 1820-1830. weight: 42 grams length: 44.5 cm dimensions centre cameo: 2 x 1.6 cm dimensions smallest cameo: 1.2 x 0.8 cm From left to right: Pensive Amor with an amphora Amor with a rooster, symbol of Hermes, symbolizing commerce and vigilance Amor playing a lyre, symbolizing music Amor feeding a swan which shows connection to Apollo, maybe an offering to Apollo Amor on a shell, rowing on a shell boat, symbolizing fate or the connection to his mother Venus Amor riding a seahorse Amor as Bacchus carried by two putti, symbolizing pleasure Amor riding a seahorse Amor rowing, holding a bow and arrow, symbolizing love Amor with a peacock for Juno Amor playing a double flute, sitting before the fire of love, symbolizing music Amor with a dog, symbolizing loyalty Amor holding an amphora Clasp: a pensive seated Amor


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    United Kingdom
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Weight
    42 g
  • Seller location
    Amsterdam, NL
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