I have named this beautiful cameo'Cherub', highly detailed & carved from sardonyx shell. The most highly prized shell for carving is the emperor or queen's helmet shell, Cassis madagascariensis.This shell has white and dark brown layers and is known as sardonyx shell, and looks similar to the layered agate known as sardonyx. This shell is found in the waters of the Caribbean. The large, highly detailed carving is of a cherub holding an orb with cross in one hand and the other holding a lily, in the clouds. Very rare and very very old, its age unknown to me, I've had her in my own collection for nearly 13(+/-) years..... This cameo with setting is in very good to excellent antique/vintage condition.
The item "Beautiful Antique Shell Cameo Pin in gold settingCherub with orb, cross & lilly" is in sale since Saturday, August 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Cameos".The seller is "ladydonnal" and is located in Bedford, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.