Gold pendant, the oval frame bordered with strapwork, flowers, fruit and leaves, enamelled green, blue and white with traces of red, surrounding a sardonyx cameo portrait of a woman, probably a Ptolemaic princess as Demeter/Ceres, veiled and wreathed with poppies, facing in profile towards the right. Suspension loop, and drop shaped sapphire hanging below. Cameo: 2nd/1st century B.C., Sapphire: 11th century, Mount:16th century.
Gold pendant, the frame set with gems between scrolls,enclosing a large brownish chalcedony cameo illustrating the event from the Bible, recorded by St. John, 13, vv. 4-17, when Jesus Christ, knowing that his end was near, washed the feet of his disciples, as an example of perfect brotherly love.
Gold pendant enameled grey and white set with a purple sapphire guarded by twin dragons, with wide open mouths and wings displayed, surmounted by a grotesque mask, highlighted with small diamonds and terminating in a drop shaped pearl below. French, c. 1885 by Lucien Falize. (1839-97)