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Victorian 18ct Gold Portrait Cameo Brooch of a Lady Signed Neri

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A really finely carved shell cameo of a lady’s head, made by Neri, one of the best shell cameo craftsman in Italy in the 19th century. The mount represents the best of Etruscan revival gold work and is in fantastic condition. It was made circa 1860-1880 and was most likely a commission.

Written by Olly Gerrish

One of the best cameos I have come across

Date & OriginVictorian (1839-1901), Italian
Measurements2 ⅜ in / 6 cm in height by 2 in / 5.1 cm in width
ConditionExcellent
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to 18ct gold
Signed Neri in scratchwork on the reverse of the shell
ProvenanceItalian