BOXED ANTIQUE ITALIAN CARVED LAVA CAMEO BROOCH c1860 WINGED CHERUB / CUPID
An impressive larger scale antique Italian lava cameo brooch, very finely hand carved in high relief to depict a winged cherub / Eros (Cupid), with low carat gold / gilt metal fittings. Housed in its original box by R. Petrucci, Naples.
Such a wonderful quality Grand Tour carving...immensely collectible & so wearable!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Hole to box lid, wear to both interior & exterior - see pictures.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1860/70. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Cameo 74 x 41 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 30.7 grams unboxed.