This is an absolutely stunning Victorian cameo encased in a gorgeous sterling silver filigree frame. The image is finely carved.
This antique cameo brooch is an exquisite example. It features an elegant female profile (a classic motif in cameo-making).
This image is typically called the "anonymous Victorian woman."
The upswept hair would indicate this came from the late Victorian era.
The figure is rendered in incredible detail; the fine tendrils of her hair, the pleats in her blouse and even the petals of her corsage are highly-dimensional.
As you can see, the relief carving is white in color with light hues of fleshy-pink while the background is a demure shade of peach. This cameo was made with a conch shell.
The carved shell is wrapped in a tall sterling bezel which is surrounded by a delicate frame of elegant, swirling filigree.
The piece has been professionally tested to ensure the purity of the silver.
A roll-over safety brooch clasp on the reverse of the cameo will make it easy to wear and display. You will find a very small mark on the pin that reads "Sterling".
There are some areas of oxidization around the bezel on the exterior and interior. Otherwise, this piece remains in good antique condition.
Measurements: Brooch is 2 ¼" tall, 1 ¾" wide and ½" deep, Cameo is 1 7/8" tall and 1 ½" wide Weight: 15.2 grams (0.54 oz)
Item ID: 6488
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