La Primavera

Exceptional cameo in gold & silver setting, Italy circa 1990

A young girl looks to the right. Her hair is looped into a knot at the back of her head. Individual strands reach in gentle waves to the nape of her neck, others lie with a slight sweep on her forehead. Pearl necklaces adorn the hairstyle. A long earring adorns her ear. And a large bouquet of flowers glows fragrantly on her shoulder. Who is she? The allegory of spring, perhaps? The young beauty is cut into the shell of a marine mollusc. White and pure, her image stands out against the warm, brown-orange background. The master who created it was probably active in the Bay of Naples, since time immemorial the home of quality cameo art. He proudly signed his work: "INC" we read on her right shoulder. The cameo is set in a rich setting that makes it wearable as a brooch and pendant. Warm yellow gold, rubies and pearls are combined with rose-cut diamonds set in silver. They form flowers and leaves at the top and bottom of the setting, while the sides are more geometric. The design recieves jewelry from the turn of the century. However, the work was created in the years around 1990. The original invoice for the piece of jewelry has been preserved. It was bought as a Christmas gift, in November 1990 in Göttingen. At that time the work cost 4,500 DM. Perfectly preserved, the wonderful work is again a beautiful gift today.

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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.