A GREEK GOLD AND GLASS RING BEZEL Circa 4th-3rd Century B.C. Composed of an oval plaque of transparent pale green glass over a gold foil cut-out of a winged Eros aiming his bow, on a short groundline; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
The oval gold locket enameled with black and white pea-pod ornament at the sides is mounted on the lid with a sapphire cameo portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) and with an onyx cameo bust of Cleopatra with the asp on the back. Inside there is an enameled miniature of Charles I (1600-1648) facing front with a melancholy expression, wearing sash of the Order head standing out against a celestial blue ground. Locket: early 17th century, Cameo: second half of the 16th century.