- Material : Sardonyx Shell, Sterling Silver marked 800, marcasite.
- Size: diameter 2 2/8".
- Date and Origin: Circa 1860/1870 Italy.
- Conditions: A short hairline at circa 5 o'clock, not visible by naked eye, by origin, otherwise mint.
Museum quality cameo brooch of a bouquet of flowers. This one is very LARGE and wonderful! You know that I usually deal in mythological subjects and scenes and sometime in religious and portrait cameos, but when I saw this one I could not resist because this is the most beautiful floral cameo that I have ever seen. For first the quality is really a museum one and the bouquet is so lovely and so masterly carved. There are roses, a daisy, a tulip some sunflowers and lily of the valley and lots of blossoms and leaves. the bouquet is tied up by a ribbon which makes a pretty bow on the front. Just Victorian. The frame too is very lovely, enhanced with marcasite. Cameo is brooch and pendant and the bale can be hidden on the back when the cameo is worn as brooch. This cameo is not to be missed because it is a very rare subject to find in a cameo and this one is a beautiful example, a wonderful work of art, very detailed cameo, carved by an artist. Rarest cameo and subject very desirable collectors' piece.