This is an exquisite and exceptionally well detailed early to mid 20th Italian hand -carved carnelian shell featuring the profile of a beautiful young woman. Fully carved in high relief, this large, three strata cameo of a Bacchantes maiden with vines and grapes tumbling from her hair...it is Superb! Hand designed by a superb artisan, the carving and scale are excellent..a richly colored carnelian shell beautifully set in an elaborate frame of 14k white gold which was designed to be worn as either a pin or a necklace.
Not an ordinary production made cameo, this is a Work of Art, a treasure you will love wearing for generations to come. Condition Excellent with no cracks, chips or breaks. Weight 11 grams.