Female Bust

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Cameo, Diamond, and Pearl Pendant

A baroque pearl dangles from this openwork frame for a bust cameo.

Cameo Pendant, Brooch, Muse

The lady in this cameo is one of the muses, Erato, the muse of love poetry. Her signs are the lyre and the crown of roses.

Sardonyx Cameo, Lady with Long Neck

This lady displays her long and graceful neck on this pendant.
 

Gutta-Percha Cameo Brooch

This cameo is carved and molded from gutta-percha. It is in extremely high relief. The mount is unusual, with the pin back clasping the en-bloc cameo.
 

Cameo and Pinchbeck Locket

This appears to be a sardonyx cameo mounted in a pinchbeck locket. Red and green glass artificial gems enliven the front. The back is elaborately engraved.

Cameo Earrings, Bust

These hardstone cameo earrings have screw clasp backs. There is no sign that these are late additions, so the earrings must date late in the 19th century. Only wire loop mounts were used in the Early and Mid-Victorian periods.

Hardstone Cameo Brooch, Women's Bust

This hardstone cameo is set in a low-karat gold engraved frame.
 

Shell Cameo Brooch, Diana

There are many classical goddesses of the moon, including Selene, Hecate, Diana, Phoebe, etc., Selene is the one typically shown with the crescent moon hair dress. However, Diana is the only one associated with the hunt. As this lady has the moon in her hair and an compound bow behind her shoulder, she is Diana.

This shell cameo is set in silver, the metal of the moon. The clasp is missing.

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