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Antique Lava Cameo pendant, 9ct gold, Grand Tour

Antique Lava Cameo pendant, 9ct gold, Grand Tour

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A beautiful antique, late 19th century Lava Cameo pendant.

It has a dark grey ashy tone, finely carved with the profile of a classical lady.

Lava Cameos and Lava stone jewellery rose to fashion in the Grand Tour era, early 19th century.

They continued to be a popular choice until later in the 19th century.

Made in Italy from Lava Ash and rock sculpted and carved into fine figures and set into jewellery for those on their grand tour travels to purchase ad beautiful souvenirs.

This pendant is well carved, set into a plain polished 9ct Rose gold mount with an additional yellow gold trace chain length, added later.

Italian make c1880s, it is not signed.

Lava cameos are highly prized and sought after pieces, they are becoming increasingly hard to find in surviving condition.

Good used condition overall, light surface wear, commensurate with age, some light surface marks, gold chain length added later.

Approx measurements:
2" length
0.75" width
030" depth

Weighs approx 4.19 grams

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