A well executed cameo that still holds the details/lines of the hairstyle and the folds of the fabric. This is a beautiful portrait of a divine Pre Raphaelite figure. the setting is also quite detailed with polished metal flush against the cameo set upon filigree. There are four fluted decorations equidistant apart around the cameo. The reverse of the cameo is open backed so you can see how smooth the peach coloured shell is. There is a slight loss at the very top but no doubt original to the piece of shell used. The clasp is stamped 14K and the pin is fine and unobtrusive.
These cameos were probably collected by the Victorians as they explored Italy particularly to see the Pompeii ruins.
In very good vintage condition, the setting of cameos is very skilled as the cameos are not perfect ovals and quite fragile. So you can see that the gold has been carefully worked into place around the cameo.
Dimensions: 2" by 1 1/2"
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