An incredible find in Art Nouveau era Cameo jewelry. This antique sterling silver necklace has an 18" chain with a small festoon setting detailed in marcasite. The cameo dangles two inches from the small festoon portion of the necklace in an ornate sterling silver framed setting. The setting measures 1 1/4" X 1 inch. The cameo setting also has marcasite accents matching the festoon.The shell carved cameo is finely carved and translucent in the light measuring 25mm X 19mm in an oval shape.
It is hallmarked sterling on the back of the cameo setting for metal purity and on the spring ring necklace chain closure. No makers marks are present. We did a light hand polishing and the patina on the ornate silver detail is wonderful.
We acquired this necklace with a cameo ring. They came from the same estate. The setting detail is the same but the cameo carvings are different. The ring is can be found here.
We will offer a discount if both pieces are purchased - send us an email through our home page contact us form if interested.
We have other cameo items in our shop including a superb enormous 14k gold cameo ring. This is the largest cameo ring we have ever seen.
You can find this cameo treasure here.