This is a superbly sculpted hardstone cameo of Psyche, dating to the 19th century. The layered chalcedony gemstone is cut utilizing the various natural layers in the stone, her head carved from a creamy white layer, whilst the field on a translucent grey layer. It is a large piece, designed for a pendant or brooch.
DATE: 19th century A.D.
SIZE: 35mm x 27mm x 14mm
WEIGHT: 18.27 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Cheshire.
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