cameo relief of Christ

A rare dark shell cameo relief portrait of Christ in gold frame circa 1826

Sold Spring 2017

Description

A rare early 19th century gold and dark shell cameo relief portrait pendant depicting Christ, the profile portrait within a radiating circular vignette on a cushion-shaped shell panel 33mm long x 32mm wide, the reverse of the shell scratched possibly ‘Pozch F.A Berlin 1826,  within a chased and pierced gold frame of scrolling acanthus, 52mm long x 44mm wide with suspension loop,12.9gms, contained in a tooled red and green leather case with silk lining, circa 1826.


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