Here we have a beautiful carved shell cameo pendant or brooch set in 800 silver bezel. A creamy white shell with tints of warmth is intricately carved with a Victorian lady, her hair up and facing to the left. The Continental silver bezel has a border of twist wire around the edge, in vermeil or gold gilt silver, and the bezel itself is uneven to fit the organic surface of the blush pink or mauve shell, which has been hand shaped to fit into the bezel. But I especially love the delicacy of the carved white shell figure, the tendrils of her hair so visible and her profile so clear and delicate. Her dress has a Bertha neckline, which was popular in the later half of the 1850s, for upper class women's evening dress. Has a beautiful translucency when held up to light.
Measures about 1" wide by 1-5/16" long and is just under 1/4" thick not including the pin clasp and slightly more with the clasp. Carries an 800 stamp on the back. No chain is included.
A lovely, lovely piece from the past.
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Jan 16, 2022
Absolutely beautiful. This is a gift for my niece who is turning 13 and loves the Victorian Era. I think she will absolutely love this. Exactly as pictured, quick shipping, great little gift box. I would order from this shop again.