Museum Quality "Venus in her Chariot" Hard Stone Cameo
DATE: Georgian - c.1750.
The finest quality hard stone cameo, hand carved in high relief, depicting Venus in her chariot drawn by Lionesses. A particularly unusual example, the dark oxblood red with mottled grey backdrop is particularly Italian Renaissance in style. Typically, a grand tour souvenir, this piece was most likely intended as a cabinet piece.
Agate / Hardstone.
3.5cm x 2.5cm
Offered in excellent overall condition.