Antique lava cameos gold earrings
Lava jewellery was a must souvenir among the Grand Tour Tourist of 19th century in Italy. In different colours, always in classical subjects sometimes they achieved a masterpiece quality for the detailed hand-work engraving.
The head of Medusa and the myth of Perseo is a long story well represented in the art history. The Medusa blood originated the precious red coral etc... This antique pair of precious lava carved earrings all represent. They are all-round and top quality hand-carved. Look carefully the artistic details of this masterpiece. End of XIX century. From Neaples. A Grand Tour souvenir. 14K gold. Perfect conditions.