- Material : Sardonyx Shell, 9 k gold tested.
- Size: 2 2/8" by just under 1 7/8"
- Date and Origin: Circa 1850/1860 Italy. Cameo has not pin on the back as it was once a centre of a bracelet.
- Conditions: A tiny stress line that I can feel a bit under my fingernail, it can be felt only from the back. A few natural hairlines.
Highest Museum Quality cameo depicting the Annunciation's Angel. Rare subject masterly carved, look at the pictures, you can even see his eye's pupil. His face, so sweet, is superbly rendered as his clothes and the wings, This is an incredible work of art, very detailed cameo, carved by an artist. Carving is truly amazing, one of the best angel I have ever handled. Look at his clothes so truly rendered by an amazing carving who makes them real, look at his his curly hair, at his his wings. Pictures speak by themselves and despite they are high quality ones they really don't give any justice to this wonderful cameo. Rarest cameo and subject very desirable collectors' piece.