This is a beautiful Victorian era Cameo in a different form than we are used to seeing. This is the head and torso of a young boy child. He is pouty on his mouth but his carving is excellent workmanship. He has curly hair with each lock sharply carved and curling down his forehead. His eyes are deeply set with heavy lids. His rounded cheeks look like an cherub. The material is lava that has a carved in relief appearance. It is set in a silver bezel with a curved pin hook and pin back. There is also a small loop at the top for a chain. The cameo weighs 17.19 grams, he is 1 3/4" high by 1 1/2" wide 13mm high at the shoulders. The cameo is probably Italian made around the turn of the last century. This was one of Jenna's treasures. Note the residue on the back of the cameo is old sticky tape from a price tag. I will remove it before shipping.
Art & Antiques from Victorian through the 1950's and slightly beyond
The retailer in me wants more dimension, color, texture and artistry. Beauty or whimsey are a must.