Fabulous Victorian period cameo expertly carved from lava.
The carving is excellent with high relief and fine detail.
The high relief accommodates an almost full face rather than just a profile.
The woman is lovely with big eyes, full lips and fine nose, her hair is really amazing with curled tendrils and a headdress.
All of this detail is a cameo that measures .75" by .5"!
The frame is gold filled with graceful leaves and flowers, a preview of the coming early Art Nouveau style.
The frame is .25", the entire piece measures 1" by 1.25". It has the old C style catch.
The condition is excellent, there is no damage or wear. A real jewel of a hard to find lava cameo.
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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 and cleared. Items purchased on layaway are not eligible for return.