Large Natural Shell Cameo depicting Hebe, daughter of Zeus feeding Zeus' Eagle. This is one of the most popular Greek Mythological scenes carved as Cameos.
The frame is base metal, sometimes known as pinchbeck - it polishes up beautifully.
Probably Italian and bought on a grand tour of Europe.
I adore Cameos, they are wearable miniature works of art and such good value when you think these Antique pieces are hand-carved by skilled craftsmen - hours and hours of work.
It has a good strong pin.
Date: it dates to the 1890's period
Condition: There is a fine stress line on the right hand side, this does not go through the surface or rear and internal.
Size: Just over 2" (5cm) x just short of 2" (just short of 5cm)
It comes in an attractive double door presentation
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