A lovely piece, a very finely carved shell cameo of Our Lady of Carmel, holding The Child, each with a crown of stars. Beautiful carving, even to the fine details of her clothing with fine folds and draping. The Child’s dress is also detailed. Set in to a vermeil (gold wash over silver) frame with elegantly formed leaves. Either brooch or pendant, there is a hinged loop on the back and a functioning roller clasp. Approximately 1 3/4″ tall x 1 1/2″ wide. Excellent old condition.
Very fine shell cameo, Our Lady of Carmel, set in vermeil silver brooch pendant
Finely detailed old shell cameo, Our Lady of Carmel