An elegant Edwardian cameo brooch. This beautiful cameo has been carved from a single Cornelian shell. These shells have a white marble like layer and a darker layer, typically brown. Allowing a master carver to create this image of a beautiful lady in fine detail with a contrasting background. On the back of the cameo a natural discrepancy can be seen and also felt, which authenticates this cornelian shell. This precisely carved cameo is mounted in a rich 15ct yellow gold setting featuring a double row of twisted ropes. This exceptional cameo can be worn as a pendant as well as a brooch.
Size : 49mm x 39mm, weight : 16.9g.
Period : Edwardian Jewellery ( 1901 – 1914 ).
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