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Portrait of a Genteel Lady ~ Shell Cameo in Gold

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$495.00

A delicately designed and sensitively hand carved antique cameo showing the portrait of a young woman. This portrait is not only beautiful, but graceful and evocative of serene times.

The shell cameo is mounted in a solid 9kt yellow gold ornate frame. The brooch has its original safety chain and pin. Dating to c1890-1900, it is all original. In beautiful condition, ready, willing and able to be worn as often as you'd like. Stamped 9ct on the back. 1 3/4" tall by a shade over 1 3/8" wide.

It was a practice that those who could not afford to have an expensive oil portrait made would commission cameos to be carved of a loved one or of oneself. These were often used as betrothal gifts and wedding gifts. We feel that this is one of those pieces.  Free USA Shipping