Front Face Portrait of a Lady
 
 
  • Material: Sardonyx Shell, 14k yellow, rose and green gold tested, seed pearls.
  •  Size:  2 7/8" by 2 1/2" not counting the bale, only cameo is 2" by 1 1/2".
  •  Date and Origin: Circa 1910/1920 Italy.
  • Conditions: Mint.
Museum quality cameo of a lady in front face. Have you ever seen a prettier lady? I rarely buy cameos from after 1900 but when I saw this one I fell in love with it first for its stunning beauty and then for its frame which is one of the most gorgeous one that I have ever seen.  Her face is so pretty and magnificently made. The double strand of pearls that she wears gives her a touch of feminine sensuality. A wonderful cameo made for sure by an artist. There are a lot of wonderfully carved details in this cameo. You can see them very well through the pictures.  Once again the pictures don’t give total justice to this rarest and incredible piece.  A rarest subject masterly executed.  The frame is another work of art, lots of flowers enhanced by seed pearls and the gold color differences, yellow, rose and green, give to the frame an unusual color contrast which is amazing to see.  This subject is magnificent, everything is so realistic.   One of the most beautiful cameos I have ever seen. This is another masterly carved cameo. A very desirable collectors piece, rare and museum quality cameo.