Such a glorious beauty! This elegant shell cameo offers a meticulous carving of the favored Gibson Girl set in an elegant Sterling Silver frame.
Large in size at 1-7/8" tall (46.7mm) by 1-1/2" wide (38.3), this lovely shell cameo offers the epitome of beauty of its day. The cameo is carved from carnelian shell and offers up hues of rich caramel and cream. Circa 1910-1920, the carving is a depiction of the perfect women of the day, the beloved Gibson Girl.
The cameo itself measures 40.5x30.2mm. The artisan has gifted this young woman with perfectly flowing locks secured in place with a pearl or coral bead hair comb. Her facial features exhibit European perfection. An abundance of flowers drift along her shoulder and accent her ruched drape beautifully. This is a triple layer carving with the darker strata used as accent blushes in her hair and along her drape.
The cameo is set in a thick custom bezel and a filigree surround with four flower points adds just the right bit of elegance to this formal carving. The frame is fitted with a brooch pin with an early locking clasp. Fitted for a brooch only originally, a pendant bail can easily be added. It is hallmarked "STERLING" along its inner rim. Large in size at just under 2 inches, the cameo is a weight 12.7 grams.
To writers and "experts" of the late 19th century into the 20th century, the Gibson Girl was beautiful as well as well educated and articulate. They forecast that change was coming, and boy was it ever! These "girls" were modern women and they were going places. They sure did.
The shell is supple and without chips
This cameo would make an excellent gift choice for any cameo lover.
It will be delivered in a lovely presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage, along with a copy of our easy cameo care instructions.
Antique 1-7/8" Sterling Silver Gibson Girl Shell Cameo Brooch
$189 $279 SALE
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