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Georgian Napoleon Cameo Pendant

Georgian Napoleon Cameo Pendant

$2,800.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1820

The infamous Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte: freedom fighter turned tyrant. Hero to some, Villain to many others... he remains a controversial figure to this day. The vision of a unified Europe has cropped up a few times throughout history, never with any lasting success (not since the Pax Romana, anyway).

Here, Napoleon is immortalised (as if that were necessary) in hardstone agate. The cameo is perfectly executed, dating from the Georgian era it was likely made while he was still alive, circa 1820. It remains in the original gold mount, and has been adapted, at some point in the distant past, for wear as a pendant.

STONES 

Hardstone Agate

MEASUREMENTS 

2.6 x 1.9cm

WEIGHT 

5.2g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Very good

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