Extra Large Signed Victorian Pink Shell Cameo 14K Gold PendantExtra Large Signed Victorian Pink Shell Cameo 14K Gold PendantExtra Large Signed Victorian Pink Shell Cameo 14K Gold PendantExtra Large Signed Victorian Pink Shell Cameo 14K Gold PendantExtra Large Signed Victorian Pink Shell Cameo 14K Gold PendantExtra Large Signed Victorian Pink Shell Cameo 14K Gold PendantExtra Large Signed Victorian Pink Shell Cameo 14K Gold PendantExtra Large Signed Victorian Pink Shell Cameo 14K Gold PendantExtra Large Signed Victorian Pink Shell Cameo 14K Gold Pendant

An Opulent Portrait of a Lady with Roses and Pearls in Pink Queen Conch Shell-- the carving is just superb. Not only is the detail is varied and precise, the modeling and curves of her face are so elegant, so life like. She's simply beautiful!

You can see the carver's signature on the back - master carvers used a pointed stick dipped in acid to etch the shell surface with their maker's mark – only their best work was signed.

This survivor of the Gilded Age is in marvelous condition considering its age. We've seen other cameos carved from Queen Conch shell where the pink color has faded from exposure to sunlight. Besides the great color, we don't see any cracks in the shell. While many cameos were made as combination brooch/pendants, we think it was always meant to be a pendant. We don't see any evidence that this pendant was modified by removing a pin assembly.

Description: Big Pink Cameo 14K Pendant

Period & Mfg Date: Late Victorian, circa 1890 - 1900

Condition: Excellent

Gem Identity: Queen Conch Shell

Shape & Cut: Oval Cameo

Cameo Measurements: ~ 62 x 46 mm

Cameo Color: Light Pink to White

Metal: electronically tested to be 14K gold.

Construction: Fabricated

Decoration/Polish: High Polish

Marks: None, Electronically tested to be 14K gold

Total Weight: 42.7 grams

Length/width: 68 x 52 mm

Additional Comments: Contact us to view the video or request additional information.

ITEM ID
I-27482
ITEM SIZE
Extra Large
TYPE
Fine, Signed
MATERIAL
Gold, 14K Gold, Shell
STYLE
Cameo, Victorian
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
Gold, Pink, White

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Extra Large Signed Victorian Pink Shell Cameo 14K Gold Pendant

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