Antique Shell CAMEO SILVER BROOCH Hand CARVED Art Nouveau Vintage Pin
Antique Shell Cameo Hand Carved in Silver Mounting. The likeness of a lovely Greek or Roman goddess has been beautifully hand carved in shell with special emphasis on the hair and its tiara and adornments. Likely carved from Sardonyx shell due to the coloring and the white layer in such high relief. The cameo is bezel set in a silver mounting with a twisted ribbon design around the outer edge. The metal is unmarked for content but acid tests silver. It has a beautiful patina and takes a light polish well. The pin closes with an early safety clasp (circa 1910) which engages up to lock and downward to open. The pin stem and the mounting for the safety clasp are goldtone, not silver as was common place in many antique pieces. This beautiful cameo shows much detail and was obviously hand carved by a master artisan. Light surface scratches to metal. No chips or cracks noted in cameo. A few fine crazes are visible in the shell when held to the light. Beautifully hand carved in high relief as evidenced by the engraver's tool marks. Cameo is secure in bezel set mounting. This exquisite antique cameo is sure to complement any cameo collection. Dimensions: 1-5/16 inch tall and 1 inch wide (see picture with penny as reference to size) Condition : Antique as described. Thanks for stopping by Sentimental Era. New items are frequently added so check back soon! The item "Antique Shell CAMEO SILVER BROOCH Hand CARVED Art Nouveau Vintage Pin" is in sale since Wednesday, May 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Cameos". The seller is "tennmobile" and is located in Woodleaf, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.