This beautifully detailed large cameo has a very detailed view of the Arc de Triomphe in the background. In the foreground a lovely maiden sits playing her lyre. The detail of this full body cameo, the flowing gown and lyre are absolutely amazing.
This cameo measures 2" x 1-5/8" and has a heavy 14 K gold setting. This frame is obviously hand-made and most of the gold is on the back of the cameo. This cameo has a loop on back so it can be worn as either a pin or a necklace. It is signed 14 K on the loop. This cameo and frame weigh 18 grams.
The cameo is in outstanding condition. There are some shell growth lines above the maidens head. Sometime when a shell grows it stretches leaving natural lines in the shell. These lines are not from age, drying or cracking. They are natural growth of the shell and do not take away from the value of the cameo.
This is one very special cameo and will make a wonderful special gift.