French Palais royal carnet du Bal in carved Mother of Pearl
VICTORIAN ANTIQUE MOP GOLD DANCE CARD ~ CARNETS DE BAL.
Napoleon I cameo pendant Signed MORELLI.
Mother of pearl Carved Shell .
Gold ship pendant, enamelled in white and green, the mother-of-pearl hull surmounted by three masts rigging and unfurled sails. On deck, guarded by cannons Venus is seated while her son Cupid, winged, stands behind her. A pearl hangs below the hull, as does the anchor. Suspension loop above. Second half of the 16th century.