A late 19th century Carved Cameo Brooch of Jesus Christ
The carved shell Cameo richly inlaid with abalone and other colored shell inserts, mounted in a Gold Brooch frame with a surround of small Pearls. There is a slight fissure in the shell to the right of Jesus head but it does not reach the surface, all other inlays and fine carving are in good condition.There is a folding bale at the top so this piece can also be worn as a Pendant.
1 6/8 ins long x 1.5 ins wide
Italian: circa 1900