Old Shell Cameo Pendant In 800 Silver Mounting Fine Jewelry

Lovely old cameo, fine carved shell mounting in marked 800 silver. We see the marking clearly on the back, but the metal has a slight gold appearance, making us think it is a gold wash over the silver. The cameo features a very high relief carving of a young lady with flowers in her hair; and we think it is original to the mounting judging by the good fit on the edges. This piece was originally a brooch, with the fastener now gone, and there is a loop attached on the top back, as well as a more modern bale that has been added at the top by prior owner; complete with a gold tone 24" chain, also not original. We always leave items as found, so the chain is included. The pendant measures 1 & 3/4" by 1 & 1/4", with the carving in very good condition, the metalwork mounting with age wear, and a little tarnish, we have not cleaned or polished this piece at all. The last photo shows the cameo held up to lighting to show the details.

Item ID: J-1485


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Cameo, Size: 1 3/4"

$385 USD

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