A wonderful Shell Cameo carving depicting  Athena the Goddess of Wisdom. The cameo appears to be older than the frame.  When a frame is damaged, often times it will be set into a newer frame.  This 19th Century cameo was given a new facelift with a lovely Deco gold frame.  The cameo is a brooch which can easily be turned into a necklace by pinning it on a black velvet chocker to give it the dramatic Victorian look.

 

The frame is octagonal in shape and hand engraved. The cameo is bezel-set. The back of the frame is fitted with a pin and locking "C" clasp.

 

Measurements including frame:

Approx. 43 mm x 37 mm / 1.7" x 1.2"

10.3 grams

 

Est. Replacement Value: $1,200

VV Price: $ 699

 

 

Antique Shell Cameo in 10K Gold Art Deco Frame

SKU: 26-503
C$699.00Price