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"
Est. Replacement Value: $1,200
VV Price: $ 699