Early 1900's circa, Art Deco Carnelian shell cameo of a the goddess Flora.
Charming and crisply carved detailing throughout. Size circa 5cm x 4cm. Weight
For wear as brooch or pendant. Has a retreacting bale. Fastens by means of a
hinged pin and safety roll-over clasp.
Set in hallmarked 10kt yellow gold filigree frame.
Very good vintage condition with some age commensurate wear. Some dings to
This is a gorgeous, finely crafted Carnelian shell cameo from the Edwardian
era. The likeness is very typical of that period and depicts the goddess Flora.
The carving is crisp and well detailed all over. The clever carver used the
different layers of the shell to create some added interest. There is a gentle
blush to her cheek and some colour to the flowers, hair and tunic. The
Carnelian shell is strong, without any major flaws and has pretty varying hues.
The carving is still very crisp and belies the more than 100 years of this
cameo, which dates back from around 1900. There are some minor surface
scratches in some places which do not detract from the cameos' beauty.
The cameo is encased in a very pretty and well-crafted, handmade 10kt yellow
gold filigree frame. It has stylized leaves at the four compass points. This
piece may be worn as a brooch or pendant. It fastens by means of an early
safety clasp and hinged pin, and there is a retracting bale for wear as a
pendant. The piece also has a safety pin and chain attached. There is a
hallmark on the clasp stating 10kt for the gold content. The condition of this
lovely antique cameo is very well, considering the age, with the usual wear
that one would expect. There are some small, minor dings to the frame, and some
scuffing and tiny scratches to the shell, all hardly visible to the naked eye.
In all it looks and feels quite pristine. This is a good sized came and
measures circa 5cm x 4cm. It weighs around 14 grams. This delightful cameo is
both collectable and wearable.
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