1820's Cameo pendant necklace. All original handmade pendant, circa 1820. Tear drop shaped, hand formed using chasing, repose and delicate twisted wire techniques all around the frame. The frame holds a translucent multi color shell carving of a woman’s profile. There is an original hand made wire chain from the same time period. Both the pendant and the chain have a natural Patina from age. The pendant loop at the top appears to have an older hand done repair expertly executed. 16 inches in length.
1 pear shape shell cameo 17 x 35mm or 1 7/16 x 11/16 inch
14k yellow gold
2 1/8 x 1 inch
Chain: 16 inches