A lovely romantic antique Art Nouveau carved shell cameo pendant of a pretty classical maiden in profile. She doesn't come across as very photogenic in the pictures but we promise she is very pleasing to the eye!
The cameo is mounted with decorative double claws into a red gold gilt (gold plated sterling silver) frame that is engraved in an attractive floral pattern with a pierced border and cut out edges. The back of the cameo is protected with a hard black fabric cover that has likely been coated with shellac for durability.
The cameo pendant suspends from a new 18" (46cm) gold plated sterling silver Belcher chain. Our chains are manufactured in the UK and are high quality and fully hallmarked. With its elegant round links the Belcher or rolo chain is one of the most enduring antique chain styles still available today. It is the perfect chain for original antique pendants.
MATERIALS: Red (rose) gold plated sterling silver (tested), natural shell.
MEASUREMENTS: 1-3/4" high, 1-3/8" wide (45x35mm).
DATE: 1910, Edwardian.
WEIGHT: 11 grams
CONDITION: Very very good antique condition showing age as expected. There is some wearing away to the gold on the back showing the silver underneath. The cameo carving is still nice and sharp with no chips or cracks. Just delightful!
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