This lovely antique necklace is from the Victorian era, circa 1880. It is called a bookchain necklace and has a lovely small hardstone cameo of a classical female bust. The cameo is carnelian.
The necklace has a length of 18" and the central cameo portion measures 1 1/4" by 3/4". There is a push in style clasp is located on the side of the cameo.
There is some dirt or residue of a sort in the indentations on the lower left part of the cameo, as can be seen in the pictures. This is likely removable with the right cleaning solvent, however I did not wish to risk damaging the piece. Other than that, the piece is in fine antique condition, and weighs 20.3 gram.
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Antique Victorian Bookchain Necklace With Hardstone Cameo