Beautiful & very rare to find large cameo with roman battle scene dating to around middle 19th century. The cameo has a masterpiece carving with many finely detailed figures each doing something that adds to the elaborate scene. A was just told the artist may be Michelini.
Carved after famous painting Leonidas at Thermopylae by Jacques-Louis David which hangs in the Louvre museum in Paris. Maybe a more experienced cameo collector can identify.The brooch setting is 14k yellow gold and stamped on the pin catch. A tan very old pouch is included and this is what the cameo was kept inside for decades and may be original to the 19th century. Measures 2.25 inches long x 1.875 inches wide. Condition has crack damage at the top in sky but most of the carved scene is not affected.
Gold frame is in good condition and pin back is also good & working. Note the dark box is what I use to photograph much of my jewelry and not included with listing. I ONLY SELL ANTIQUES AND MANY ARE OVER 100 PLUS YEARS OLD AND HAVE NORMAL USE WEAR. PLEASE USE PHOTOS FOR CONDITION.The item "ANTIQUE RARE MASTERPIECE CAMEO CARVING 14K GOLD BROOCH" is in sale since Thursday, April 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Cameos". The seller is "maapps" and is located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.