This is a wonderful, vintage cameo from the early 1900's and probably from Italy. It is carved from a very thin, natural shell and has beautiful detail. The woman has a lovely face with a faint smile. She has finely detailed hair with soft curls swept back. She has a flower in her hair and another on her shoulder at the draped collar line. The bezel is silver with a tiny, gold colored twisted band accent. On the back is a locking clasp pin and a twisted loop swivel so this can be worn as a necklace or as a pin with the loop concealed. On the back, the bottom edge of the bezel is stamped with 800 in an oval.
It measures about 1 1/8” by ½” overall. The shell portion measures about 1” by 1 3/8”. It is in very nice condition with minimal wear. The photo with the light behind it shows the natural stress of the thin shell material. These are not cracked through and are not considered threatening or damaged.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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Item ID: 19312