His face is classically beautiful, with Greek profile, and full of manly charm. Rich wells the Leonine hair around his head; his locks are fine and detailed. The probably Neapolitan gem cutter of 1820s oriented itself to the representation of the father of the gods obviously an ancient model, as they found themselves in the famous collection of Antiquities of the city in large numbers. At the same time surprisingly the cameo with a wealth of detail, as we rarely saw him. The face is so finely graded to have drawing out so meticulously the curls, so delicate is a the engraving on the area of the nose and the eyes that one might think.
The version of the shell, which they are portable as a brooch that is forged from 14-karätigem yellow gold and lavishly decorated. Probably worked in Italy, their shape and fine processing leaves us the piece dates to the years around 1820.
During this time, Cannetille goldsmith work experienced the peak of their popularity like this. A Museum, beautiful piece of jewelry in very good condition, which should enjoy a special place in any collection! Shell gem 3.7 x 4.4 cm version in yellow gold 585/000, equivalent to 14 k. 4.9 x 5.7 cm.
Well, the version with slight defects. We want you to be satisfied 100%! Therefore, examine, describe, and we photograph all our jewellery pieces with the utmost care.
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In our descriptions we always also indicate any signs of age and broken, that we not hide in our photos - so you if our package comes to you need to experience any unpleasant surprises. The item "Fabulous Beautiful Gem Father of the Gods Zeus UM 1820 Gold Cannetille Cameo" is in sale since Saturday, August 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fashion Jewelry\Pins & Brooches". The seller is "hofer-antikschmuck" and is located in Berlin.This item can be shipped worldwide.