An Unusual Pair of Hardstone Cameos in Red Velvet Frame

A rare and unusual pair of cameos framed by Cartier, c.1870s. The two cameos carved from black and white banded agate hardstone and depicting ancient Greek theatre masks, one for tragedy and the other comedy, set into a red velvet custom made picture frame with stand and hanging loop to the reverse which is in matching red silk and with Cartier, 9 Bd Des Italiens in gold lettering.

Further Details

Gemstones2 x round carved sardonyx hardstone cameos possibly carved by the French sculptor and gem engraver Henri Auguste Burdy
Weight47 grams
DimensionsFrame 12cm/ 4.7" x 7.7cm/ 3"
Each cameo 2.5cm/ 1" in diameter
ConditionCameos in very fine condition, velvet frame has some signs of wear.


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When Louis-François Cartier (1819-1904) opened his small jewellery store in Paris in 1847, he couldn’t have imagined that 170 years later his name would be synonymous worldwide with some of the finest jewellery ever created.  

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