Museum Quality Cameo M.me de Pompadour
 
 
  • Material: Hard Stone, Silver.
  • Size: 1 5/8" by 1 3/8".
  • Date and Origin: Circa 1870/1880 Italy.
  • Conditions: A tiniest and invisible chip on her ribbon, otherwise Mint.
More than Museum Quality and rarest cameo of a Lady that could be probably a depiction of Mme de Pompadour in her first youth, I can't be sure of this. Her profile just reminds me the one of Mme de Pompadour and knowing her love for ribbons and bows which she put everywhere, on dresses, at her neck, around her wrists and on her hair, I could be drove to think to a portrait of her. I think I have never seen a cameo depicting a Lady carved so wonderfully like this one. This is a real amazing work of art. The carving is three dimensional and jumps out from the hard stone base, All the details are amazing, her curly hair, the bow she wears, her face. I really can't tell more as I'm speechless looking at so much beauty. It is simply breathtaking. This is with no doubt one of most beautiful cameo I have ever handled, the pictures speak by themselves. This is another masterly carved cameo, not to be missed. A very desirable collectors piece, rare and museum quality cameo.