Etruscan Revival Cameo Bracelet - Jewelry
Etruscan Revival Cameo Bracelet
An Etruscan Revival Bracelet, having three hardstone cameos depicting Roman ladies, with their wreaths and brooches set off in brown, set in heavy 18k yellow gold with wirework decoration in the style of the Ancients. 28.8dwt total weight. Continental, c. mid-19th century.
Hardstone cameos are carved through multiple layers of banded semiprecious stones such as jasper. While most cameos are only carved through two layers, leaving a white design on a coloured background, some of the best and rarest cameos use three, so that the highest points of the design rise above the white layers to reveal another colour and leaving a striking contrast in the design, such as the wreaths and brooches visible in the designs on this bracelet.
7.5" l. x 1.1" w.
Inventory #: B684