Death of Adonis cameo, made of onyx, agate, and silver. Venus accompanied the turtledove and the swan to discover him lying on the ground. His dog is crouching beside three Graces standing under the tree. | Based on the relief of Antonio Canova work of 1797 | Signed by ME Pisutorutchi, for Maria Elisa Pisutorutchi (1824-81), daughter of Beneditto Pisutorutchi.
Ca. 1840, Italian Cameo
Gold frame enclosing sardonyx cameo mask of a Bacchante, facing front, mouth open as if screaming, head crowned with vine leaves and bunches of ripe grapes. Signed MORELLI (Nicolo Morelli, 1771-1838). Formerly Esmerian Collection.