Napoleon I cameo pendant. Double-sided pendant, the front set with an onyx cameo portrait of Napoleon I facing in profile towards the right, crowned with diamond laurel leaves tied with ribbons, the drapery at the neck similarly set with diamonds, fastened with a brooch bearing the cipher N and pinned with golden bees. The lapis lazuli plaque at the back bears a chased golden eagle gripping a thunderbolt in its claws. Mounted in a plain gold frame with suspension loop. Signed MORELLI.
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.