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Jude Manning, Durham NC   

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Devotional cameo carvings are a perennial favorite of both cameo carvers and collectors. Depictions of Mother Mary and the Christ child are likely the most favored.

At 1-1/8" tall, this cameo carving of the Madonna and infant Jesus is beautifully executed and carved from carnelian shell. The cameo is set in a 12K gold fill bezel with wire twist surround. The cameo itself measures 1" by 3/4". The frame is fitted with both a fold down pendant bail and a brooch pin with locking clasp. The frame is hallmarked "1/20 12K G.F." and stamped with makers mark "Bal Ron". This company was part of the legendary jewelry design and manufacturing hub that once existed in the Providence, Rhode Island area from the 1950's to early 1990's. The cameo weighs 5 grams.

The details of this carving are an amazing feat for any carver to accomplish in this small scale. It is far easier for the artist to carve a 2 inch cameo than it is to carve a 1 inch cameo. Look at the perfection in both of their faces, a very difficult execution in a carving of this scale. All of the details captured here are simply beautiful.

The cameo and frame are both in excellent condition. The shell is supple and the carving details are crisp and without smoothing. The 12K gold fill frame exhibits no damage or previous repair. The hinged bail is in excellent working condition as is the brooch hinge, pin and locking clasp.

This is a great size for a devotional cameo as it can be easily worn as a brooch and accommodates any size chain, from short to long. It makes a great gift for all ages and occasions.

It will be delivered in a lovely presentation box, perfect for gift giving and storage, along with a copy of our easy cameo care instructions.

Item ID: CG-16-114


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Brown/white/gold, Size: 1-1/8" x 1-15/16" - 5 grams

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Bal-Ron 12K GF Madonna & Child Shell Cameo Brooch Pendant

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Jude Manning
Durham
NC
  

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