[Close up of the brooch to show profiles] Gold and Amethyst parure, circa 1869. Comprising a necklace, a bracelet, a brooch and a pair of earrings all set with carved amethyst depicting right and left profiles, accented with gold granulation.
Gold and silver brooch, the rectangular frame set with a continuous line of diamonds surrounding a sapphire intaglio representing a celebration. A woman in drapery seated on a throne is welcoming two women similarly draped, one kneeling before her offers a bowl full of fruit, the other holds up a wine cup, to the sound of music played by a man standing behind the throne. Intaglio, late 18th century - 19th century, setting modern.
Onyx cameo head of a negress facing in profile towards the left, magnificently habillee in gold and rose diamond jewels like an Empress diamond necklace fringed with drop shaped pendants, huge gold crescent and girandole earring, bandeau tied with a knot over brow with plume linked by festoon chains and pendants to jewelled net over chignon at the back of the head...
Gold filigree and beaded ring, the broad hoop supporting the square bezel set with an amethyst cameo bust of the Virgin Mary, veiled, hands raised in prayer, inscribed in Greek letters MR OY. (Mary Mother of God), facing front. The back is incised with a cross and the Greek letters IC XC (Jesus Christ) to each side of the upright. C. 1100. @Deidra Brocké Wallace
Gold, silver, and diamond brooch, set with an octagonal sapphire engraved with the arms of Johann Hugo von Orsbeck (1634-1711), appointed Archbishop Prince Elector of Trier, 13 July, and Bishop of Speyer, 16 July 1676, Abbot of Prum and Provost of Weissenburg. Now framed within a foliate border. German. Sapphire intaglio: 17th century. Setting: 19th century. Click for source and additional commentary by Diana Scarisbrick