A master carver has cleverly managed to utilize all 3 strata of this shell adding wonderful definition and dimension to the cameo. It is exquisitely carved in medium relief and refined in detail.
She is serene and carved as a fine piece of art. Her features are chiseled in life-like dimension, her tresses, captured in detail. The coloration is subtle and understated.
The Cameo is mounted in its' original frame with scalloped edges and pretty engraved detailing. Finished the piece measures 2.25" x 1.75".
CONDITION: Excellent antique condition with no growth lines, cracks or losses to note. Carving is exquisite and remains crisp with no wear. Original broaching assembly with T & C Clasp & stickpin remain intact and fully functional. Mount is hand crafted with scalloped edges and pretty engraved detailing. Gold tests to 14-15K variable and is pink- red in color perfectly suiting the cameo. Cameo measures 1.75" x 1.5". Mounted size is 2.25" x 1.75". Weight by scale: 12.8 grams.
An outstanding piece!
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