Judy Jay's

Time Dances By

jjay@timedancesby.com


Phone: 210-690-8454

Fax: 210-699-4492


Cameos: CA057

PLAYFUL CHERUBS ALL IN A ROW ( Victorian Lava Cameo Pin ): Victorians had a passion for travel and Italy was a favorite destination due to the newly uncovered ruins of Pompeii. Tourists were of a single mind when it came to taking home a souvenir to remind them of their holiday and lava Cameos from Mount Vesuvius became the momento of choice. Three lava winged cherubs, each a different monochromatic color, grace this stylish and unusual bar pin. (carvings c. 1840-60) The cherub on the white oval plaque is seated on a cloud with his head turned to observe the antics of his playmates. The black central cherub holds a bird in his hands as he floats on carved clouds. (See close-up photo) The tiny winged cherub in tan has a quiver of arrows over his shoulder and holds a delicate bow in his outstretched hand. All three together form a suite of great charm and perfection. The three Victorian cameo plaques have been professionally re-mounted in a sterling silver setting anchored with a bar across the back. There is a safety clasp to prevent any damage to these timeless artifacts. The look is classical, the colors sophisticated and the carvings superb! Condition: Excellent. No chips or cracks. Size: 3" long, 1 1/8" high, 1/4" deep.

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