E & M Perez
Measuring 2 7/8" x 2 1/4", in a decorated brass setting, this well carved cameo is carved in iridescent mother of pearl, with the darker rose colored sections in high relief and the background of white shell. The carving is set into a velvet mount in a brass frame measuring 4 1/2" square. It stands freely, and the back is stamped "Pat Sept 14 97". Likely a souvenir of the Grand Tour in Italy, where cameos were commonly carved for sale, and usually set into mounts as jewelry...