Very scarce Victorian Edwardian (transitional circa 1900-1910) sterling silver genuine tortoise shell, genuine ivory, and marcasite cameo, carving in very high relief. Very ornate mounting with raised grape leaf prongs, repousse floral accents, marcasite bezel. Genuine tortoise shell back ground shows pronounced classic mottling and graining when held to the light. Genuine ivory carved high relief profile of a woman with ringlet curls. A large piece, the mounting measures 1-7/8" x 1-3/8". The tortoise shell back ground measures 1-9/16" x 1-3/16". The ivory carving measures 1" x 5/8" x 1/2" in profile. The ivory carving is attached to the tortoise background by two brass rivets, securing it firmly, (completely original) which can be seen in the back view image. Has not been cleaned and retains its original age tarnished patina. Completely original, no missing marcasites, no damage to the ivory carving. In excellent extremely well babied condition. BOOK PIECE- this exact cameo (not one just like it) was featured on page 238 of Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry 7th Edition by C. Jeanenne Bell.
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