Cameo, Porcelain and Portrait Jewelry
The term cameo originally meant carving a design into a single material in bas-relief. They were usually done using shell, stone or other material. Indications are that cameos were first carved in the 15th or 16th century
where the subject matter was derived from the Greek and Roman period. However, popularity flourished during the reign of Queen Victoria
Intaglio jewelry is reverse cut from a cameo , cut from the back and sometimes highlighted with handpainting, enamels or other colored glass or gemstone.
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Photo jewelry was a popular sweetheart or remembrance jewelry item.
Beautiful Shell Cameo Elaborately Carved
This is a beautiful shell cameo with 14K gold bezel. The carving is fine and the girl is lovely with a bird perched on a flower. She is wearing a textured dress with flowers at the bodice and in her hair.