Antique lava cameos gold earrings
Lava jewellery was a must souvenir among the Grand Tour Tourist of the 19th century in Italy. In different colours, always in classical subjects sometimes they achieved a masterpiece quality for the detailed hand-work engraving. The Medusa head and the myth of Perseo is a long story well represented in the arty history. From the Medusa blood originated the precious red coral etc...This antique pair of precious lava carved earrings all represent. They was all round and Top quality hand-carved. Look carefully the artistic details of this little masterpiece. The mouth and the many curved snakes around etc... From Naples. Second half of the 19th century. A typical Grand Tour souvenir. 14K Gold (touchstone tested). They are in perfect condition.