Museum Quality hard stone cameo depicting Cupid, the God of Love. This cameo is three-dimensionally carved.

Museum Quality hard stone cameo depicting Cupid, the God of Love. This cameo is three-dimensionally carved.

GOLD, HARD STONE ENAMEL AND GEM-SET PENDANT, CIRCA 1880. In the Renaissance Revival style, the agate cameo of a female profile to the left within a rose-cut diamond and ruby border, the open work gold scroll frame set with step-cut and cushion-shaped rubies, emeralds and diamonds and highlighted with blue and white enamel, embellished by a gargoyle surmounting the cameo and supporting a detachable pearl drop, the reverse engraved with foliate motifs, provided with a pin fitting.

GOLD, HARD STONE ENAMEL AND GEM-SET PENDANT, CIRCA 1880. In the Renaissance Revival style, the agate cameo of a female profile to the left within a rose-cut diamond and ruby border, the open work gold scroll frame set with step-cut and cushion-shaped rubies, emeralds and diamonds and highlighted with blue and white enamel, embellished by a gargoyle surmounting the cameo and supporting a detachable pearl drop, the reverse engraved with foliate motifs, provided with a pin fitting.

GOLD, HARD STONE ENAMEL AND GEM-SET PENDANT, CIRCA 1880. In the Renaissance Revival style, the agate cameo of a female profile to the left within a rose-cut diamond and ruby border, the open work gold scroll frame set with step-cut and cushion-shaped rubies, emeralds and diamonds and highlighted with blue and white enamel, embellished by a gargoyle surmounting the cameo and supporting a detachable pearl drop, the reverse engraved with foliate motifs, provided with a pin fitting.

GOLD, HARD STONE ENAMEL AND GEM-SET PENDANT, CIRCA 1880. In the Renaissance Revival style, the agate cameo of a female profile to the left within a rose-cut diamond and ruby border, the open work gold scroll frame set with step-cut and cushion-shaped rubies, emeralds and diamonds and highlighted with blue and white enamel, embellished by a gargoyle surmounting the cameo and supporting a detachable pearl drop, the reverse engraved with foliate motifs, provided with a pin fitting.

Satyr with the child Dionysus. Cameo. Sardonyx-agate. 1st century B.C. Inv. No. 25880. Naples, National Archaeological Museum.

Satyr with the child Dionysus. Cameo. Sardonyx-agate. 1st century B.C. Inv. No. 25880. Naples, National Archaeological Museum.

DETAIL~ GOLD THREAD EMBROIDERY ON CLOTH OF SILVER FABRIC~ Alonso Sánchez Coello, The infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia and Magdalena Ruiz (detail) c.1585–88

DETAIL~ GOLD THREAD EMBROIDERY ON CLOTH OF SILVER FABRIC~ Alonso Sánchez Coello, The infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia and Magdalena Ruiz (detail) c.1585–88

Head of Zeus from Olympia. Cornelian. Second quarter of the 2nd century BCE.  Berlin, State Museums, Collection of Classical Antiquities.

Head of Zeus from Olympia. Cornelian. Second quarter of the 2nd century BCE. Berlin, State Museums, Collection of Classical Antiquities.

Gold and Carnelian Intaglio Brooch by Bernini | circa 1860. Designed as a serpent encircling the carnelian intaglio depicting Medusa, carved by Bernini.

Gold and Carnelian Intaglio Brooch by Bernini | circa 1860. Designed as a serpent encircling the carnelian intaglio depicting Medusa, carved by Bernini.

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