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Antique Art Nouveau Natural Cameo Gold Seed Pearl Frameless Brooch

This finely carved Art Nouveau cameo depicts a lovely woman from the Roman era. She is wearing a draped garment, beaded necklace, and her hair is adorned with large flowers. The unusual gold mount gracefully floats around the shell instead of fully encircling the edges. The frame is an organic vine with small flowers and shapes, adorned with ten tiny seed pearls.

The cameo shell is in excellent condition. There is a small bit of movement within the gold frame. The gold has areas of tarnish. The original tube hinge has been replaced with a replacement. It currently holds to a portion of the original C catch.  (It has a plastic earring back to prevent it from totally detaching). There aren’t any hallmarks and it hasn’t been tested.

Size: Approximately 1-3/8” x by 1-3/4”