- Material: Sardonyx Shell, 15K gold tested, enamel.
- Size: 2 25/32" by 2 3/8".
- Date and Origin: Circa 1850 France. Signed by the artist "Lamont".
- Conditions: Some tiniest loss on the enamel, otherwise mint.
Museum Quality and huge cameo depicting a tavern scene after a painting of David Teniers the Young. Look at all the details perfectly rendered. You ca see the hair of dog too. Simply amazing. This is a rarest subject in a cameo, I have never seen another similar one before now.
This one is, with no doubt, one of the most beautiful and large cameo I have ever handled, the pictures speak by themselves. The frame is spectacular too, with elaborate gold working and grey enamel. This is another masterly carved cameo, signed by the artist "Lamont". A very desirable collectors piece, rarest and museum quality cameo.
Please note that some pictures are darker than others. Some cameo subjects are very hard to take pictures of and to show all the details so some pictures were taken using the natural sun light and then they were made darker to show all the details and the relief of the carving. For the real shell color please refer to the lighter ones.