Antique Victorian Cameo Shell Portrait


Victorian handcarved shell portrait cameo. The natural shell is precision handcarved with a portrait of a woman center. The shell was most likely carved in Italy during the Grand Tour of the last century. The shell measures 5.1/4" long by 4 1/4" wide and 3.5" deep. The piece is legal antique dating circa 1890-1900. This type of full shell carving was produced for candle and then electric lamps. The cameo shell is in excellent condition.

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