Medusa
 
 
  • MATERIAL: LAVA, 15KT GOLD TESTED, GENUINE DIAMONDS.
  • DATE AND ORIGIN: 1850/1860 ca ITALY,
  • CONDITIONS: MINT.
  • MEASURES: 1 7/8" by 1 2/8" INCLUDING THE FRAME.

ANTIQUE, MAGNIFICENT, MORE THAN MUSEUM QUALITY LAVA CAMEO DEPICTS THE GORGON MEDUSA, I HAVE NOT WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT, I'M SPEECHLESS LOOKING AT IT. THIS MEDUSA IS A SUCH RARE ONE, THE CARVING IS PERFECT, REAL MUSEUM QUALITY CAMEO. THE LAVA STONE IT IS CARVED FROM HAS A SUCH RARE COLOR WITH A LOT OF SHADOWS IN THE STONE. A FRONTAL FACE MEDUSA IS ALWAYS A RARE SUBJECT TO FIND. THE FRAME TOO IS AN ARTWORK, WITH REAL DIAMONDS, APPROX. 0.40/0.45 CTS OF OLD CUT DIAMONDS, THE VICTORIAN LOVE KNOT ON THE TOP OF THE FRAME MAKES THIS CAMEO A REAL BEAUTY. THE CAMEO IS ONLY BROOCH, IT IS IN MINT CONDITIONS, NO CHIPS OR CRACKS OR STRESS LINES,IT SEEMS NEVER WORN . THE CAMEO IS VERY HIGH RELIEFED, AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURES, WONDERFUL CAMEO, LOOK AT THE DETAILED CARVING, A REAL WORK OF ART. THIS ONE IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CAMEO I HAVE EVER HANDLED. VERY DESIDERABLE COLLECTORS PIECE.