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Gold Antique Hand carved Italian Shell Cameo Brooch Pendant  800 Silver carnelian pin great for valentine or mothers day gift  F171

Gold Antique Hand carved Italian Shell Cameo Brooch Pendant 800 Silver carnelian pin great for valentine or mothers day gift F171

$ 75.00

Size is 1.25 x 1 inch. Really nice detailed carving on naturally domed conch shell. This is a brooch with a locking clasp. Also a bail on it so it can be worn as a pendant. Gold colored frame, however it is marked 800 silver. So the metal itself is 80% silver and this was a common metal used in Italy when making these frames. Probably then gold plated. There is another mark on it, most likely a makers mark but I can not read it. Has some wear on the finish. I do not generally remove or alter the finish on items as often that is exactly what makes it look really authentic. I leave it up to you . Does show a slight stress crack which is common and expected. It is shell and very old, stress marks and lines or natural growth marks are okay, as 99% of cameos are going to have some kind of lines in them. My personal opinion on age is that it was probably made in the 1930s to 1950's




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