Essex Jewelry and Antiques
Classic Victorian 14k Gold Filigree Hand Carved Cameo of a Young Woman
Regular price $216.00
Presented is a nice Victorian carved shell cameo pin in an elegant 14K gold filigree setting. The cameo is carved in the form of a beautiful young woman in classical attire with flowers and leaves in her hair. The cameo is marked 14K on the clasp. We have tested it with nitric acid and guarantee it to be 14K gold. The pin is in good condition overall. As you can see in the photographs, there are some holes in the shell that have filled with dirt over the years. You might be able to clean this dirt out, but I am not sure if you could prevent the holes from filling with dirt again. At any rate, this flaw is not as noticeable in person as it is in our photographs, which magnify the piece to many times its original size. The pin back is strong and fastens securely. There are no chips, no cracks, no breaks, and no repairs. The cameo measures 1 inch by 1 ¼ inches.
The weight is 5.1 grams.