Wilson's Estate Jewelry

Exceptional Victorian Agate Cameo 18 Karat Gold Mythology Perseus & Medusa Stickpin

$7,850
  • Stickpin features an oval agate tablet measuring approximately 16.8 x 11.8 mm
  • Translucent with striking white contrasting brown color
  • Bezel set in a gold surround that can uniquely pivot and rotate to display either side of stone
  • Both sides are carved to depict the tale of Perseus slaying Medusa
  • Medusa is smokey brown with wild snake hair and her iconic Gorgan wings
  • Opposite side depicts three male cameos - centered and laureled is Zeus - Perseus' father
  • White profile cameos are the hero Perseus and the King Polydectes
  • Tested as 18 karat gold
  • Circa: 1880s
  • Head measures: 9/16 x 7/8 inch
  • Total length: 2 9/16 inches
  • Total weight: 3.4 grams
  • Eclectic. Neoclassic. Allegory.

 

 

Stock Number: We-7717

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