Highly Detailed Gutta Percha Framed Cameo with Leaf Edging and Bale is a rare piece to find in such good condition. It took me a while to research it, as I could not find others that were similar. The Black Low relief face sits on a higher raised almost curtain like detail. The oval piece is framed, and set on a three leaf design bottom layer. I see metal prongs coming through the back to hold the front design together. There is a bale in the back to be worn on a chain if desired. What had me a bit confused was that if you put it on a chain the cameo was upside down, but as someone pointed out to me, it might have been for the viewing pleasure of the wearer. It measures approximately 2 1/4 by 1 1/2 inches. I believe this would be considered mourning jewelry and that may also be the reason for the face to be visable to the wearer when on a chain.
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