This is a large antique oval shell cameo pin or pendant in a 14K yellow gold (marked) frame with a narrow twist. The portrait features loosely curled hair swept up with two combs and adorned with a flower and a leaf. The woman is wearing a stand-up collar with a scalloped edge and eyelet detail. The pin has a hinged swivel bail, so it can be worn as a pendant or the bail can be hidden when the cameo is worn as a pin.
The pin/pendant is 2 1/8 inches high and almost 1 5/8 inches wide. It is marked 14K ITALY, and there is a maker's mark that is too small to read.
It is in excellent condition, except for a very slight indentation at the bottom of the frame on the other side of the stampings. It happening during the making of the pin and is not noticeable when you wear it. Thank you for your interest. Please be sure to check out our. The item "ANTIQUE 14K YELLOW GOLD LARGE SHELL CAMEO PIN OR PENDANT 2 1/8 INCHES HIGH" is in sale since Sunday, May 1, 2011.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "lalas3" and is located in Tolland, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.