A Rare Cameo Brooch by Alexis Falize

Paris, c.1850-60


the central oval cornelian cameo featuring the portrait bust of a Roman emperor in high relief, framed by radiating opaque white enamelled motifs within a green translucent enamelled border, the whole contained in a diamond set frame.

Signed with the first poinçon registered by Alexis Falize in 1841.

Length: 3.7cm



Illustrated in Falize, A Dynasty of Jewellers by Katherine Purcell, p.269.