*Austrian 1870 Vienna carved agate cameo of Heba in 18 kt yellow gold with enamel
An Austrian carved agate cameo of Heba.
This piece feature a fabulous three-dimensional cameo piece, carved from a two layered natural agate, with gradations of colors; from translucent orange brown to frosted white.
The quality of the carving is exceptional, with intricate thorough details. for example, the ear and the incised lines of the hair are magnificent. The carving depicts, the naked portrait bust of the classical Greek-Roman goddess, Hebe, (flora) facing to the left, with a crown of flowers and ivy.
Hebe by Antonio Canova, 1800-05, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
The mounting frame is crafted in solid rich yellow gold of 18 karats, with smooth borders and embellished with applications of black hot enamel. Suited at the reverse, with a hinged horizontal pin to be wear as a brooch.
This piece have a total weight of 56.7 grams and a measures of 60 mm (2.35 inches) by 48 mm (1.89 inches). by 21 mm.
Is stamped with Austrian hallmarks; the mark for Vienna, the mark for the guaranty of the 18 kt gold, and with the maker's maitre cartouche.
It is in perfect condition.
INVENTORY REF: P0000ANEN/1.362