AN ANTIQUE NATURAL SHELL CAMEO. Set in a solid silver gilt mount for wear as a brooch or pendant. Size with the bail: 43 x 34 mm. = 1¼ x 1¾ inches. Size of the cameo without the bail: 35 x 28 mm.The carving is absolutely clever and stunning. The semi-translucent shell appears pure white on the top layer and tan on the under.
Ery collectable & extremely wearable! Subject is a lovely young woman carved in high relief and rendered in especially fine detail. Her hair is elaborately styled. I believe this is a French piece.
Condition: Very good condition, some minor marks. Commensurate with age and use. (Please see the images for condition).If you need additional information do not hesitate to contact me. Remember that anything that is vintage/used will show signs of normal wear! THANKS FOR LOOKING MY ITEMS. The item "Antique CAMEO VICTORIAN Period Hand Carved SHELL Surrounded with GILT SILVER" is in sale since Sunday, April 19, 2015. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Cameos".
The seller is "operarex" and is located in Buenos Aires, C1005AAL. This item can be shipped worldwide.