Finely carved bull's mouth shell cameo of Hebe, shown with Jupiter's eagle drinking nectar from the cup she holds. She was the daughter of Jupiter and Juno, and married to Hercules. Torre del Greco, near Naples, was, and still is, the cameo carving centre of Italy, although many carvers were located in Rome. The cameo is simply mounted in 9ct gold (as tested) and was made circa 1860, where these cameos were carved for tourist travelling round Italy on the Grand Tour. It is 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches: 60 x 46 mm. It has had a strenthener behind the pin, and also has a pendant ring at the top.
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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