Cameo brooch gifted by Caroline Bonaparte to be auctioned by Bonhams

. April 11, 2012

An intricate cameo brooch gifted by Caroline Bonaparte, the younger sister of Napoleon I that was sourced in Scotland is one of the highlights of the Fine Jewellery sale, taking place at Bonhams on April 25th in London, New Bond Street.
Designed by the Roman gem-engraver Nicolo Morelli who was patronised by Napoleon I and the Bonaparte family, the brooch depicts the head of Bacchus with a vine in his hair and a lion’s paw on his shoulder. The brooch was given to … Read More

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