A fine quality antique hardstone* cameo from the Edwardian period.
The layered stone is onyx, it is expertly carved with clean, crisp lines so that the raised figure is matte white and the background is very shiny black.
Fabulous detail with high relief, the workmanship is precise and top quality.
The stone is such that the black can be seen through the white stone in areas that have lower relief, though subtle, it gives the piece more dimension.
Set in a bezel, the dramatic cameo is framed with twisted wire and twisted wire and bead embellishment on center the four each side.
The piece has pin findings as well as a pendant loop, the pin findings have the old style safety clasp that works in reverse.
The piece measures 1.75" by 1&3/8", the cameo alone is 1.5" by 1", total weight is 14.2 grams.
Excellent condition, no damage or visible wear, it comes in the original velvet box with a pearl clasp though the latch is not working.
The setting is marked 14k on the back, there is a figural hallmark that looks like a house.
A fine quality antique hard stone cameo from the Edwardian period.
Please view the large photos for the best detail.
I offer layaway on all items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete.
I want you to be happy with anything you purchase in my shop. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your expectations!
Click on FAVORITE SHOP and be the first to see my newest listings.
4 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
Layaway plans available
Welcome to BeJewelled