French Empire bas relief cameo carved chalcedony miniature plaque, possibly a Grand Tour souvenir. Rectangular with canted corners, decorated with a procession of lovers in a classical chariot, accompanied by Bacchanalian figures including animals and cherubs. Set in a 18K yellow gold (tested, not marked) foliate mounting with a blue enamel border, and housed in a giltwood frame with a silk-covered matte. Plaque: 1 7/8" H x 3 1/4" W. Overall: 4 1/2" H x 6" W. 19th century. CONDITION: Several chips and hairlines, including chips at left top corner and along top edge. Hairlines extending from lower left corner and along left edge, from top edge, and lower right edge.
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