Antique Museum-Quality Large Sardonyx Shell Cameo in 18k Yellow Gold Mount.
This cameo is truly a rare find. It is superbly carved in medium-high relief by, I'm sure you will agree, a master carver. It takes many years of training to be able to render the detail found in this magnificent piece. In my many years of collecting and selling cameos, this is by far the best example of a masterpiece that I have had in my collection/inventory. As you examine this cameo, look at how well the carver rendered the feet, hands and facial details of the individuals. It's no wonder why this highly valued piece was mounted in 18k gold.
This museum-quality cameo is in as close to excellent condition as can be expected of a piece well over 100 years old. There are no fractures or stress lines present.