An intricately carved Victorian Cameo Shell brooch. This cornelian shell has been beautifully carved to depict the profile of a lady. Cornelian shells are comprised of two layers, a white marble type layer and a darker normally light brown layer. This allows the carver to create a contrasting background. This cameo is mounted in a 9ct gold surround featuring a single twist rope and can be worn as a pendant as well as a brooch. A beautiful example of Victorian craftsmanship.
Size: 52mm X 40mm, weight17.8g
Period: Victorian ( 1837 – 1901 ).