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Early 19th Century Lava Cameo Night & Day Drop Earrings

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A pair of beautifully carved lava cameo earrings. The drops are carved to depict “Night and Day” with clouds beneath respectively, and with a cherub’s head above each one. The tops are also “Night and Day” with shell motifs above. They are in excellent condition and were made circa 1820-1830 in Naples for the burgeoning “Grand Tour” travellers.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Date & OriginGeorgian (1714-1830), Italian
MeasurementsHeight 5 cm
Width at widest point 1.7 cm
ConditionVery Good
HallmarksWires unmarked, tested to 9ct gold
ProvenanceItalian