A lovely antique cameo from the late Georgian/early Victorian period.
The carnelian shell cameo is simply carved with crisp, clean lines, the contrast between the carving and background is quite subtle.
The frame is wonderful, it has an interesting shape, the handcrafted sterling filigree designs are layered with curls, rosettes and silver beads.
The workmanship is amazing, the condition is excellent, no damage and minimal wear, there are some slightly rough edges at the very bottom but visually it looks fine.
Measures 2" by 1.75", total weight is 13.5 grams.
It has a riveted pin stem and flat C clasp.
Unmarked, it tested sterling with acid.
An intriguing antique cameo with a unique sculptural filigree frame.
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