ANTIQUE 18K GOLD ENAMEL FINELY CARVED HARDSTONE CAMEO PENDANT w/ LOCKET BACK
An antique solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) pendant; beautifully made, with hand engraved decoration and vitreous green & white enamel highlights, and set with a natural pink/white toned hardstone cameo to the front, finely hand carved to depict a classical female figure in high relief, and a glass locket compartment to the back, currently holding an old photo memento.
A terrific quality & beautifully carved cameo...extremely collectable & very wearable!
CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of wear and faint enamel loss commensurate with age and use - see pictures. One or two tiny nicks to cameo - negligible.
DATE/MARKS: Mid/late 19th Century. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 49 x 41 mm excl. bail (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 33.4 grams.