Madonna and Jesus
 
 
  • Material : Sardonyx Shell
  • Size: 2 4/8" by over 2"
  • Date and Origin: Circa 1850/1860 Italy, frame is English, 18 K gold.
  • Conditions: A light hair line not noticeable by a naked eye. Mentioned for accuracy.
Museum quality cameo depicting a Madonna and Jesus with the little Saint John. Rarest subject never seen before now, after a painting of Raffaello called "La Belle Jardiniere" painted in 1507 , now in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The picture of the painting is shown below. The frame is spectacular too, 18 kt gold and blue enamel, perfect with no loss. It is in its original box, from Hunt & Roskell, jewellers in London in Bond street, jewellers for the Royal Family. This is an incredible work of art,  very detailed cameo, carved by an artist  .  Rarest cameo and subject very desirable collectors' piece.