This lava cameo brooch / pendant is absolutely gorgeous!! The carving depicts a lady in a full gathered dress with a flowing shoulder wrap. She has a wreath on her head and she is cradling a wreath in her arm.
The image is carved in 3 dimension which makes this cameo that much more impressive. This cameo can be either worn as a brooch or a pendant on a gold chain.
I purchased this piece for my mother-in-law years ago from a well know jewelry dealer. Recently my mother-in-law (who is 95 years of age) gave this brooch back to me and I am pretty sure she only wore it a few times. I must say, it is truly a "touch of class."
A cameo collector or an individual who enjoys wearing fine – and distinctively different – jewelry would treasure this exquisite piece!
The piece measures 1 ¼" X 1 ½". The frame of the cameo tests 18K. There are no chips, cracks or hairlines. The condition is very good, circa 1840-1850's.
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