A late 19th century Carved Cameo Brooch of Jesus Christ

$ 2,500.00

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

 

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