Antique Renaissance Revival Enamel Sapphire Ruby Diamond Cameo Pendant


The large hardstone cameo carved to depict Nike, the Victory driving the chariot with Jupiter, within a frame decorated with multicolored enamels accented by two rubies at the sides, at the top an enamel scroll decoration centered by an old cut diamond, below a similar old cut diamond centered decoration suspending a drop shaped Ceylon sapphire.

On the back the white, green and red enamel head of Medusa is surrounded by a scroll cartouche and four fire-breathing dragons.
The back of the pendant with the sapphire has a bearded figure.

Dimensions: approx. 13.8 (without the loop) cm length, 9.3 cm width; the cameo is 5.2 cm high and 7.8 cm wide.