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    Sale 5889

    Jewels at South Kensington

    10 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 119

    An early 19th century gold-mounted lava cameo necklace

    Price Realised  

    An early 19th century gold-mounted lava cameo necklace
    Composed of six vari-coloured lava cameos each carved to depict the bust of a Greek philosopher including Homer, Socrates and Menander, each cameo in gold cut-down mounts to later adapated fancy-link neckchain, approximately 40.0 cm. long, the cameo mounts circa 1820, formerly mounted as a bracelet


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