Allegory of the Innocence
 
 
  • Material : Sardonyx Shell.
  • Size: 2 3/8" by 2"
  • Date and Origin: Circa 1850 Italy, frame could be English, 18 K gold tested.
  • Conditions: Mint.
Another more and more  than Museum Quality cameo depicting the Allegory of the Innocence, symbolized by a little girl holding a dove. Very large one, circa 1850, mounted with 18 kt gold tested. Look at the expression of her face, so sweet, she seems alive. The soft round face, the little hands holding the dove, all is perfectly rendered. This is a real artwork,  very detailed cameo, carved by an artist .  Rarest cameo and subject very desirable collectors' piece.