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Lava Cameo Cherub Brooch

Lava Cameo Cherub Brooch


Here is a rare and fantastic Lava Cameo featuring a delightful Cherub playing the Lyre. The brooch is from the Victorian era and hand carved. The carving itself is a tiny work of art. The cherub has beautifully carved wings, complete with small feathers. His chubby little arms are gorgeously rendered, and he even has a tiny belly button. A detailed ribbon wraps around his body, and he rests in the crescent of a carved moon. The artist who created this was highly skilled to have carved it with such detail in miniature. Lava cameos and carvings were popular in the Victorian period due to the increase of accessibility in travel. These lava jewels were popular Italian souvenirs. Wearing a lava cameo was a sign of being cultured and well-traveled. The color is a natural khaki/soft grey color that is common for lava cameos. The pin on the back is loose from age but still wearable with care. This tiny piece of art is ready to wear, gift, or collect. 



Measures 1in x 1.4in x .6thick

Antique C clasp

Metal:  Gold-tone base metal clasp




All our antique and vintage jewelry is pre-loved and may show signs of age-related wear. As part of our commitment to your positive shopping experience, in this section, we list any condition issues we see, however minor they may be. As always, feel free to reach out with questions at any time.  

  • minor chip in the bottom of the crescent (shown in photos)
  • The tension on the antique pin is loose but wearable with care or a safety guard. 

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The Condition Report

An item must be 100 years old or older to be considered antique. This means many antiques may have age-related wear. We chalk it up to character and love it, but it is essential that we fully describe any wear, no matter how minor. Each piece is carefully inspected, tested, and fully described before it lands in the shop.