The Doves of Pliny, Georgian Mourning Brooch
A stunning Georgian Cameo Brooch depicting the Doves of Pliny (Capitoline Doves) with a canetille border.
The shell cameo is carved expertly with mottled shades across it.
3.5 x 3cm in size.
The inscription to the reverse:
m: November: is XI: a 1816
Vivit Annos 1xx
I believe this is a memorial inscription for Elizabetha Hare who passed on November the 11th 1816 aged 70.
The brooch is crafted from 18ct yellow gold (tested).
Wonderful clean condition. No damage to the piece.
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