Stunning Large Antique Victorian Carved Oyster Shell Cameo High Relief, c 1890. Cameo features the Muse Erato the minor Goddess of Lyric Poetry shown with her identifying symbol the Cithara, a Greek instrument in the Lyre family. She is carved in exquisite detail in high relief using the top orange layer of the shell to highlight the leaves in her hair, her hair, her Cithara, and the bodice of her gown. So beautiful when held to the light. The Mount is a simple base metal with its original pin and c clasp.
There is a ring at the top or the piece that allows wear also as a pendant. A more elaborate bail could be added by a jeweler if desired. The cameo measures approximately 2 1/8" x 1 5/8". This piece is a lovely wearable work of art. A wonderful addition to your antique jewelry collection!The item "Antique Victorian Large Carved Oyster Shell Cameo High Relief Muse Erato, c 1890" is in sale since Tuesday, September 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "colleenscameos" and is located in Newburgh, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.