A carved shell cameo necklace,
Lot 39
A carved shell cameo necklace,
Sold for £2,760 (US$ 4,639) inc. premium
Auction Details
Jewellery Oxford
20 Apr 2010 11:00 BST

Auction 18069
Lot Details
A carved shell cameo necklace, first half of 19th century
Composed of a series of pale oval shell cameos depicting classical male and female profiles, the three larger central cameos depicting Cupid sleeping, 'The Sale of Cupids' and a young Cupid playing a double pipe for Psyche, all of the cameos collet set within beaded surrounds, each linked by three swags of belcher-link chain, total necklace length 46cm.

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