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Antique Arts and Crafts Carved MOP Cameo in Sterling

Antique Arts and Crafts Carved MOP Cameo in Sterling

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Victorian: Pre 1900: Item # 1007405
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This antique cameo pendant of shimmering mother of pearl is exquisitely hand-carved with the profile of a Victorian beauty whose hair is dressed in the style of the 1870s (caught back with a high bow). I believe the piece dates from around that period. Early Arts & Crafts influence is evident in both the fine workmanship and style of mounting. A simple and beautiful bezel setting is fitted around the cameo and finished with a fixed loop. It's hallmarked "Sterling" (rather than the later "925") which also suggests an early dating.

Total length is a bit more than an inch, condition is excellent and provenance is a Maine estate. This jewel would look superb on an ivory or black ribbon or your favorite antique chain. It comes with a vintage chain that suits its dainty scale and is nicely supple to drape prettily. The chain, about 15 inches long, is silver in color, but unmarked.

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