This stunning hand carved shell cameo is truly a work of art, it depicts Medusa, one of THE most sought after subjects in cameo collecting. The details of the carving is breath taking, she has both her wings put down and her eye closed, a very peaceful Medusa indeed. And of course there are snakes in her hair and around her neck. This is the most classic depicting of Medusa with superb quality, they are very hard to find these days and the ones available on the market usually demand thousands of dollars.
The cameo is set in it's original frame, I haven't get around to test the metal content yet and it is priced as gold filled or gilt. The cameo is in very good condition, no cracks or breaks. Over the years the gold ring that goes around the frames become uneven, which can be corrected by your competent jeweler if desire. There is an old repair to the pin catch and the pin back is in good working order.
Measures approx. 2 inches by 1 5/8 inches of good large size. FREE domestic SHIPPING as always!