This is a wonderful hardstone cameo of Apollo, dating to the early to mid 19th century. The gem is set in a simple gold metal bevel with no signs of attachment, so likely was mounted in a frame as a piece of cameo art, purchased on a Grand Tour. The gem bears a few age-related lines but is intact and without chips.
DATE: 19th century A.D.
SIZE: 21.96mm x 17.06mm x 6.10mm
WEIGHT: 4.67 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Tours. France.
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