This beautiful Cameo pendant is a mid 19th century French piece, made in a low grade silver (not tested), over base metal.
Fashioned in the Napoleonic revival style, it features the head of a pretty Victorian maiden with a typical upswept hair style.
She is set in an oval finely edged cartouche surrounded by delicate filigree work. The back is just as pretty, and the decorated bale finished the piece perfectly.
Measuring 2 3/4" x 1 3/4' (from the top of the fixed bale), it is a delicate yet substantial pendant in the popular Victorian 'locket' style.
With some silver loss to the cameo and edges (which actually adds to the appeal) it is in very good Antique condition.
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