Antique Hand carved Italian Shell Cameo Brooch Pendant Marked 800 Silver Marcasite carnelian conch shell Pin F170
A rather large cameo, measuring about 1-3/4 or 40mm in height. Not overly heavy though as the setting has a large open back to it. This can be worn as a pin or you can add a chain and wear as a pendant. The cameo setting is marked Italia 800 silver. Marcasite inlay. There is one small macasite stone missing on the lower left. Insignificant. Not something that is readily seen.. Very very pretty the design. I am guessing it is from the 1930's it is in great antique shape. Note the patina is easily removed if you want. I do not clean/polish these antique pieces as a lot of the time that is what adds to the character. Comes gift boxed.