Fabulous antique cameo, of carved shell and huge; a beautiful lady in Grecian style draped clothing with fantastic hair do with curls and swirls, just an amazing piece of carving art. She is mounted in her original 9K yellow gold brooch with rose overtones, beautiful openwork border and great patina. On the back a firm fastener to wear as a pin and also a tiny loop at top for attaching to a chain or necklace. The clasp for the pin fastener appears to be a replacement or addition as it is of more modern design and not from that era, everything else is all original. She is in very good condition with no cracks or repairs and just to die for. This brooch measures a whopping 2 & 1/2" tall and 2" wide; we rarely see these large ones, especially with such fine workmanship and detail.