A lovely antique shell cameo bezel set in 10k yellow gold.
Beautifully carved in carnelian shell, the statuesque woman is soft white.
The image has nice relief and contrasts well with the peachy orange background.
She has a lovely profile with long neck, well defined jawline and delicate features.
Her top has a gentle drape, I love the soft curl of hair that hangs down the side of her neck.
The cameo is framed with an engraved wreath design.
Measures 1&3/8" by just over 1".
Condition is excellent, no damage or visible wear, safety catch that works in reverse, typical of the period.
There is a mark near the catch but it is not clear enough to read- it was tested with acid to determine karat.
An elegant and graceful antique cameo c1910.
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*Cameos from the carnelian conch shell, one of the most frequent shells used for cameo carving, are reddish-brown, peach or orange.