This hand carved shell cameo can be worn as a pin or a pendant, it dates approx. 1910 or so and features the Goddess Diana. Goddess of the hunt, the moon and nature with the power to communicate with animals. She is set in an outstanding hand crafted mounting of 18kt gold. The gold is hand cut filigree with hand chased finishing work. The piece is not marked but has been jeweler tested as 18kt gold. The setting features a large folding bail that will accommodate a fairly hefty cord or strand of pearls. The outside measurements of the setting with out the bail is 1.5" x 1.75". It's in beautiful age appropriate condition showing no breaks, repairs or loses. The cameo has a few small stress fractures, see photos, very common in antique cameos.
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