This sweet Edwardian shell cameo offers a beautiful floral bouquet with a large rose blossom at center.
Hand carved from carnelian shell, this beautiful floral scene is bezel set in an 800 silver frame with traditional Roman surround and 14K twisted wire accent. The cameo is carved in very high relief, adeptly capturing the beauty of each of the rose petals. In the background is a poppy about to bloom and a three petal mariposa lily.
The frame measures 1-1/8" tall (27.6mm), not including pendant bail, by 7/8" wide (21.6mm). With the bail, the pendant length is 1-1/4", or 32mm. The cameo itself measures 1" tall, 25.4mm. There is a brooch pin with locking clasp and also a drop down pendant bail. The frame is hallmarked "800". The cameo weighs 4.8 grams.
We estimate age of this cameo to be approximately 1900-1910. Floral themed carvings have been a favorite of cameo lovers since the 19th century when the science of floriography reached its height of popularity. The symbolism applied to each and every flower created secret messages of love and admiration. Floral themed cameos became beloved treasures likened to love notes that could be worn, adored and enjoyed every day. This carving offers a message of purity and love, as beautiful as a butterfly, always in my heart and forever in my thoughts. What girl can refuse such a sweet message?
The cameo is in excellent condition. The carving is well preserved and without chips, cracks or smoothing. When candled to the light under magnification, we see no internal lines. The cameo is set firmly in the bezel. There is no damage or dents to the bezel or surround. The brooch pin, hinge and clasp are in excellent working order as is the drop down pendant bail.
Easy to wear and easy to love, this cameo is sure to please.
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. Fast & Free shipping to the USA.
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800 Silver Floral Rose Bouquet Shell Cameo Brooch Pendant
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