Vintage White Lava Cameo Set - Brooch + Earrings c 1875
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Antique Set (3 pieces) White Lava Cameos ca. 1875 Never mounted, Large Cameo brooch size with two smaller cameos (ear rings?) All original, never cleaned or polished Very high relief with no damage (even the noses look good!) Sizes: Brooch is 1 ½" x 1 ¾ x 5/8" (high) Earrings are 5/8" x ¾" When Vesuvius erupted in 1872, the cameo carvers of Naples found a new material for their art. The cameos created in this 'golden age' were primarily lava shades of grays and browns. Black and White lava cameos were the rarest then and consequently, seldom found today. These examples have no other colors running through them and are very collectible. This jewelry is not being sold on approval, so please read the description and PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU BID... CONDITION: Very FINE Vintage condition . US BIDDERS ONLY FOR THIS AUCTION - NO EXCEPTIONS.... The high bidder will have 3 days to confirm the bid by email and payment is required within 7 days from the auction closing date. Payment by personal check will require 5-7 business days to clear. Payment by PAYPAL or money order will insure shipping upon receipt. High bidder will pay shipping and handling charges for U.S. Priority Mail with insurance at $1.00 per $100 of the final bid amount. Thanks for your interest. US BIDDERS ONLY FOR THIS AUCTION - NO EXCEPTIONS.