Magnificent Victorian Carved Coral Cameo Pendant - NR

Offered for Sale at NO RESERVE: UTTERLY BEAUTIFUL AUTHENTIC VICTORIAN CARVED CORAL CAMEO NECKLACE

This is the nicest Victorian carved coral cameo necklace I have ever handled.

Carving of cameo is superb. Clearly the work of master. Note the lady's soft expression of serene elegance.

The matching earrings (purchased separately) are offered in a separate listing.

Condition is spectacular given age. Original clasp (do hate it when people change these). Original drops. The white spot you see to the left of the cameo lady looks be within the original coral. The discoloration of the drop to the far left was, I think, caused by mildew and when I run my fingers over the stone I fell the finish is removed - it feels rough - unlike the drop to the right which is as smooth as glass. I know of a woman who can occasional repair these things and would be happy to provide her information to the winning bidder. The cameo on the clasp is very worn, but honestly that is an authenticating detail and appropriate with glorious piece that was worn and loved and will hopefully be loved again. The coral beads are faceted and condition is fine - but t is wear (the bevels aren't sharp) which is appropriate with the age of the piece.

Photograph of the back of the piece will be posted shortly. I'm using a new photographer
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