This is an Italian Diamond shell cameo carved in Torre Del Greco Italy. The profile is beautiful and is of a Victorian Lady with flowers on her dress and in her hair carved into the cameo. It was very well done by a master carver. The background is a light brown and the front profile is a creamy white. It is of the cassis shell variety which is used quite a lot in Italy.
The cameo's frame was handcrafted in the period of the roaring 20's and was created in sterling silver. It has a very good pin and catch to be used as a brooch. Overall the cameo is in excellent condition and has a small diamond in the center of her chest on a thin chain. The cameo measures approximately 29mm x 23mm or 1 1/4 inches x 3/4 inches wide. A small antique work of art!