- Size: 1 3/8″ 1 5/8″
- Color: White
- Style: Brooch/Pendant
- Condition: Pre-owned
- Notes: Very nice condition for its age. Small cracking inside the orange shell
For your consideration is the antique shell cameo brooch/pendant. When held up to the light, it is translucent and small age lines are visible. The detail on this side profile of a young lady is exquisitely Regency. From the flowing folds in her clothing to her downcast eyes, and the headband, curls, and tendril in her hair, the handwork is well-done. The bezel has 4 bent clasps inside to “hold” the shell cameo in place. It is framed with a thin rope and then a outer pointed frame. The frame is stamped 900 PA on the bottom leading me to believe that the metal is a 24K gold alloy (has not been tested) and made in the Palermo Providence of Italy. This piece is in great condition for being the age it is. The brooch is held by a safety clasp. This brooch measures a large 1 3/8″ x 1 5/8″ and weighs 12 grams. If you have a cameo collection, this would be a nice addition or the great start to a new collection.