Here we have an exquisite antique Victorian (circa 1870) carved shell cameo done in high relief. It is of the finest quality and would have been carved by a master of the craft.
Large cameos such as this were displayed prominently in shops to showcase the talent of the carver and would have been quite expensive. The cameo retains all of its fine detail as if it were newly carved.There are no condition issues with the cameo at all. There is a fine line in the bottom left background of the shell.
It is natural to the shell and is not a crack. It comes with the original box which is time worn but still makes a nice display for the cameo. This is a very large cameo that measures 4 and 1/4 inches by 2 and 1/2 inches. This cameo is of rare size and quality and looks even better in person. Its a must have for the serious collector!The item "Exquisite Large Antique Victorian carved Shell Cameo" is in sale since Wednesday, April 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "huios1" and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This item can be shipped to United States.