Victorian 9ct gold mounted cameo which depicts Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon. She was also known as Luna to the Romans. It measures 5 x 4 cms & benefits from having a gold safety chain.
Victorian Lava Cameo depicting a Roman matron. It is mounted in silver & quartered with 4 small pearls. The cameo measures 3 x 2.5 cms.
1930s silver plated mounted shell cameo of a Roman soldier with an elaborately plumed helmet. It measures 4 x 3 cms.
Large Victorian Cameo of a Roman maiden with roses in her hair. She is wearing a fashionable dress with shoulder accents. The cameo is mounted in 9ct gold & measures 5 x 4 cms.
A late Victorian 9ct gold mounted cameo of a fashionable lady, her hair in ringlets. The cameo measures 4 x 3 cms.
Victorian, silver mounted cameo brooch, depicting a Roman gentleman wearing a toga and a laurel leaf crown. This usually represents success in military campaigns or athletic events. The cameo measures 3.5 x 3 cms.
Very fine, Etruscan gold cameo of the Goddess Aphrodite and her dove. This is not just a cameo brooch, it is also a hair/memorial brooch & has plaited hair at its reverse. It measures 2.5 x 2.25 cms and is probably from the early 19th century.
9ct gold cameo depicting Hebe waiting on an eagle. She represents youth, as her Roman name, Juventas, suggests. The eagle could be her father in disguise or it could be the eagle who serves Zeus & carries his thunderbolts. The cameo measures 4 x 3.5 cms.
1930s, silver mounted cameo of a young Roman maiden with a fashionable hair style, which features a hair band & front comb. It benefits from the addition of a safety chain & measures 3.5 x 2.5 cms.
Very fine, etruscan gold cameo of a Roman maiden dressed as a Bacchanite. These followers of the Roman god Bacchus would run through the streets of Rome at night, carrying torches which could be plunged in & out of the Tiber river without being extinguished! The cameo measures 6 x 5 cms & also has a safety chain.
Very fine and large pink coral cameo in a decorative filigree 15ct gold mount. The cameo features a Roman woman dressed as a follower of Bacchus, with vine leaves & bunches of grapes in her hair. The cameo measures 6 x 4.5 cms.
1930s gold mounted cameo of a young lady with ringlets in her hair & an elaborate floral corsage on her shoulder, comprising of vine leaves & grapes. This tells us that she is something of a Bacchinite! The cameo measures 5 x 4 cms.
This Victorian cameo celebrates the family, by featuring a loving mother & her child in a pastoral setting. The cameo depicts love & parenthood, epitomised by Albert & Victoria & their children. Made in Italy it was probably intended for a British, sentimental market. The mount is particularly pleasing being made up of rococo scrolls & featuring ornate chasing to the gold mount. It measures an impressive 6.5 x 6 cms.
This small, but emotive cameo features a central scene of a woman in victorian dress, standing before a small tower/chapel. It could be seen as a memorial/mourning piece which depicts lost love. The gold mount is beautifully chased & ornate. It measures 3.5 x 3 cms.
This large & magnificently carved cameo shows Venus to the left and her son Cupid to the right, with a large basket of fruit to the centre. In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus & the war god Mars. He is also known in Latin as Amore (Love). This was obviously designed as a love token & measures 6.5 x 5 cms. It also has a gold safety chain. It is not as old as it looks however, the mount being dated for 1974. It is not a copy but a more modern interpretation of an older theme. It is still a magnificent piece of workmanship.
Large, contemporary pale lava cameo in a plain gold mount. This attractive cameo depicts a glamorous young woman with a flower corsage. It has the added benefit of a gold safety chain. This is a brooch that makes a real statement! It measures 5.5 x 4.5 cms.
Lava cameo brooch in silver mount. Each of the 3 cameos depicts a Roman matron & is in a different colour of lava. The brooch measures 4.5 x 1.5 cms.
1930s gold bar brooch cameo of a Roman lady. The brooch benefits from a gold safety chain & a safety clasp. It measures 6 x 2 cms.
This unusual cameo features a lady in typical Victorian attire, but sporting vine leaves in her hair! This reference to Bacchus might suggest that this young woman is not quite as innocent as she looks! The gold mount is beautifully chased & has the added benefit of a loop which can make the cameo into a necklace. It measures 3 x 2.5 cms.
Unusual bar type cameo brooch in 9ct gold. The brown colours of the shell have been cleverly carved to highlight the fruits which decorate the lady's hair & neck. An elaborate 1900s safety fastener features on this brooch. It measures 4 x 3 cms.
Delicate cameo in a 9ct gold mount. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1917. The young lady has an Edwardian hairstyle with ringlets & curls. The brooch measures 3 x 2.5 cms.
Fabulous classical cameo of a lady in mourning, leaning on a tomb or plinth. This could be a brooch which is part cameo or part mourning jewellery, for a dead loved one. The mount is beautifully detailed & fits the shell of the cameo perfectly & is made of heavy chased gold. It measures 5 x 3.5 cms.
Pretty shell cameo of the Three Graces in an ornate gold frame, hallmarked for Birmingham 1960. Being a more modern example, it features a safety clasp & a ring for the attachment of a safety chain. It measures 4 x 3.5 cms.
Late Victorian cameo in a 9ct gold mount. The cameo features a matron in typical Roman dress with her hair in the latest style & adorned with a stylish comb. The brooch benefits from having a gold safety chain. It measures 4 x 3 cms.