Rock me Amadeus!

Vintage pendant with Lagenstein cameo of Mozart in silver, around 1985

We associate cameos mainly with the 19th century and the epochs of neoclassicism and historicism. However, cameos enjoyed great popularity even in later eras. The present pendant is a good example of the continuing popularity of cameos even in the 20th century. In a plain setting of silver, we see a finely crafted cameo of two-tone layered hardstone. The depiction shows the portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart brightly against a dark background. The detailed stone carving follows the most famous portrait of the musician, painted by Barbara Krafft. The oval cameo was probably made in the 1980s, when the Oscar-winning film "Amadeus" caused a worldwide sensation. The cameo is cut with great detail and can be worn with a silver Venetian chain. Wonderfully preserved, it is just the right piece of jewelry for a music enthusiast. The piece of jewelry came to us here in Berlin.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.