PHILIPPINES ANTIQUE JEWELRY

updated 8/12

CAMEO

from PALH's Collection

Most of these cameos are Italian in origin.  If you're interested in any of these items, contact palh@palhbooks.com and palh@aol.com or go to Order .  

 

 

 

 

1. CARVED SHELL CAMEO PIN WITH DIAMOND, 14k white gold frame with etched design; lovely carving of woman with diamond necklace, also called "en habille"; weighs 10.3 grams.

2.   Carved Shell Cameo Pin/Pendant, 10K yellow gold frame Woman with Roses in Hair, beautiful frame with roses in 4 corners, in excellent condition; the frame is marked 10K; weighs 11.2 grams. $450

3.   Carved Shell Cameo Pin/Pendant, 14K yellow gold frame - Mythological Goddess, in excellent condition, intricate gold frame has French fleur de lis design; weighs 11 grams. The frame is marked 14K. $450

4.   Large Shell Cameo Pin/Pendant, 14K white gold frame - Woman with Bow in hair, in excellent condition. The frame is filigree with a lovely intricate design. There appears to be the faint signature of the artist in the back of the cameo; weighs 15.1 grams. $495

5.  Large carved high relief, very heavy Shell Cameo Pin/Pendant, filigree frame - Greek Goddess, cream on caramel-colored shell, cameo in very good condition.  The carving is exceptionally fine,  with head, hair, head piece in high relief with intricate carving. The sideview is spectacular as it shows the high relief carving beautifully. The picture shows the background too brown; it is more caramel in color, with pink/peach undertones; the cameo weighs 15.1 grams. The frame passes a 10K test, but I was told it's a gold wash. `The cameo is more beautiful than the picture. $450

6. CARVED SHELL CAMEO PIN/PENDANT - Beautiful carving of woman, with exceptionally beautiful heavy 14K gold frame; note fine etched design along edges. There appears to be the artist's signature in the back of the cameo. It weighs 9.7 grams. $425

7. CARVED SHELL CAMEO PIN/PENDANT - Another lovely cameo in excellent condition. The picture has picked up strange reflections in front of her nose and behind her neck; there are no markings there in reality - just the lovely woman, with high relief curls on her head, and her lovely low-cut dress with rose at the shoulder. The gold frame is etched and just lovely. The gold frame passes a 10K test. The cameo weighs 7.7 grams $400

8. OLD CAMEO, WHITE ON BLACK STONE, WITH ENAMEL ON GOLD FRAME: This is a very rare cameo with a fine carving of a woman's face. The frame has black enamel leaves and is exquisite. The cameo weighs 8.8 grams. The frame passes a 10K test. $425

9.  Angelskin or pink cameo pendant, 10K gold frame, with 14K 16-inch chain, in excellent condition.  The cameo and intricate gold frame measure approximately 1 1/4 in by 3/4 in.  The cameo is more pink than the pictures show.  The carving of the beautiful lady is crisp and high relief; this is a beautiful pendant and chain set. SOLD

 

10.  DANGLING SHELL CAMEO EARRINGS - From the 1920s comes this pair of beautiful shell cameos, two ladies facing each other, with a lovely etched frame. The cameos are tear drop shaped and have a lot of movement. The dime in the picture gives you perspective, but each cameo measures approx. 1 inch by 2/3 inch; the entire length including the lever back is 1 1/2 inch. These are very attractive on, because of the tear drop shape and movement. The gold lever backs are marked 14K. $450

11. ELEGANT SHELL CAMEO EARRINGS - Here is an elegant pair or cameo shell earrings, well carved, with 2 beautiful ladies facing each other. Each cameo measures 3/4 by 2/3 inch. including the top of the hook, it measures 1 inch. Gold frame is not marked but passes 14K gold test. $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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