This antique lava cameo is a superb find for the collector. It is rare to find a forward facing gentleman carving from this era.
The cameo is carved with tremendous detail and high crisp relief. The cameo is framed in 6k gold and it measures 2" X 1 5/8" with a depth of 11mm (nearly 1/2" deep). c1870.
The setting has been tested to be 6k gold. The closure is an early "C" catch and the pin extends beyond the cameo by about 3/16". The cameo is in Excellent condition for its age. We note only two minor flakes near the left lower edge of the setting (see last photo) and a small scuff on the backside. These are not gouges and we mention and point out for complete accuracy. No chips, cracks or other damage seen. The gold frame is all good, bright and clean. We note a bend to the upper portion of the pin. It does not affect the fastening or closure of the clasp.