Nothing compares to the allure of a magnificent woman. And this spellbinding high relief lava cameo is a picture of timeless beauty.
She poses gracefully and displays a beauty none like any other. There is a garland of large carved grapes and leaves running through her hair and intricate leaves and larger grapes along her ears. Her hair is long and gently graces her shoulders in long seductive tendrils. Ornate and completely hand carved, this in an exquisite piece of estate jewelry.
Lava cameos are exceptional pieces of art and are in a class of cameos all of their own. During the early to mid Victorian era, wealthy families traveled throughout Europe on extended vacations known as the Grand Tour. This could last from a few months to a few years. One popular stop along the Grand Tour was the ruins of Pompeii where wealthy families often purchased lava cameos as souvenirs for themselves and as gifts for loved ones back home.
The cameo frame is also incredibly lovely with tiered swags and layers. It is plated metal, although it has the appearance of gold.
The pin is 2” tall by 1 3/4” wide and 5/8” high. It is in excellent vintage condition and guaranteed of the period.