Rare Antique 1830 Shell Cameo Full Set Bracelet Brooch Earrings Necklace

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The necklace composed of eight shell cameos each carved to depict a classical scene, taken from works of Classic antiquities and Antonio Canova, including 'The Education of Bacchus', 'The Birth of Minerva', 'Love and Psyche' and 'Romulus and Remus', connected by swags of gold fancy link chain, with a bracelet of similar design set with cameos showing profiles of classical figures, including Sappho and Venus, accompanied by a brooch with the depiction of 'The Day' after Bertel Thorvaldsen , a pair of pendent earrings depicting the dancers after Canova.

Accompanied by two manuscript documents on paper listing the scenes depicted in each cameo.

Lengths: necklace 41 cm, bracelet 19.7 cm, brooch 6.4 cm, earrings 6.7 cm

In a leather and velvet inside fitted case.

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Place of Origin
    Italy
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1830
  • Period
    1830-1839
  • Metal
    Gold
  • Condition
    Excellent. In original box.
  • Seller Location
    Firenze, Italy
  • Reference Number
    LU1202764293
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2010

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Located in Firenze, IT

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