Antique malachite cameos gold earrings
We present a very special pair of antique earrings in Russian malachite hand-carved in a charming detailed female head of Flora ( the goddess of the Spring, the name comes from the latin floris = flowers ) surrounded by flowers on the head. The hand-carving is very delicate and Top Quality. A typical souvenir of the Grand Tour. The mounting is in 14K filigree Gold (touchstone tested). An old hallmark is on the hooks. From a Grand Tour collection in Rome. End of the 19th century. In perfect conditions. The Grand Tour was the long knowledge tour compulsory for the North European aristocrats during the 19th century to know the history and the arts of Italy.