The Althorp Leopard

October 28, 2020

Described as unique in the world in the eighteenth century, this Renaissance cameo is distinguished by its exceptional quality. Carved out of a moss agate, it depicts a life-like spotted leopard crouching as though about to spring. Some of the most remarkable personalities in European history were attracted by its allure, among them Pope Clement XI, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Count Zanetti, and the 1st Earl Spencer of Althorp House.