Big 19c Child Jesus & Mary Shell Cameo Pendant Brooch

This Intricately-carved, smoothly-defined, Shell Cameo depicts the Madonna & Child. Note the finely carved flowing Garments , Features, Hair, and Hands of both subjects. The symbolic illumination half-circle Halo over the Child's Head as well as the Olive branch over both. Along with its Masterful Carving this Cameo boasts a substantial Vermeil , Silver-gilt, mounting with inserts of eight Cabochon, Persian-Blue, Turquoise Stones. This lovely Large, Substantial Brooch may be worn as either a Brooch or a Pendant. It is stamped 800 for European Continental Silver. It has a Rotary Lock. It measures approx. 2 1/2 "h x 1 3/4 "w. Weighs approx. 20 grams.