Offered for sale: Lava cameo of an aristocratic lady in gold overlay twisted wire frame.
The lava cameo is a high relief cameo where more than 1/2 of the figure of a woman sits above the background of the cameo. The cameo measures 1 1/2 inches by 1 5/8 inches. The setting is gold overlay with twisted wire decoration around a bezel set lava cameo. The brooch has the long pin of the Victorian time frame and an early type of safety clasp.
The cameo is is in excellent vintage condition. The only problem I can find is on the back of the cameo where a small area of lava has been lost. The missing lava is not noticeable on the front of the cameo. See the picture of the back of the cameo and a small indentation can be seen on the lower right side. The cameo is beautifully carved with intricate details of the hair, dress and face.