Victorian Ivory Cherub
 
 
  • Material: Ivory.
  • Size: 1 26/32" by just under 1 6/8".
  • Date and Origin: Circa 1870/1880 France.
  • Conditions: Mint.
Museum Quality ivory cameo depicting a wonderful cherub. Cherubs and angels were very popular in the Victorian Era, they were worn as jewels and often ivory cherubs were given as a gift for a new birth. Usually they were put in the room of new baby as a protection, just like a guardian angel.   Look how the carver used the ivory to evidence his wonderful face, everything is so realistic. This is a piece who really can be displayed in a museum. The sweetness of his face is amazing.  This is one of most beautiful piece I have ever seen, the pictures speak by themselves.  This is another masterly carved cameo. A very desirable collectors piece, rare and museum quality cameo.