Antique Victorian lava cameo necklace | Victorian festoon cameo necklace

$425.00

Rare find — there's only 1 of these in stock.

Item details

Vintage from the 1920s

Materials

Lava, Silver

Dimensions

Necklace length: 18 Inches

Antique Victorian festoon necklace with six finely carved Roman goddess cameos, the largest one being the center drop. By the second half of the 19th Century the Cameo had become an essential item of female adornment.

During the 19th century, colored lava excavated at an archaeological dig at Pompeii was used to make highly detailed, three-dimensional carvings. That’s where many of the women who were traveling to Italy for their Grand Tour picked up their lava cameos. More than a perfectly portable souvenir, these lava cameos became status symbols, proving that a woman had indeed traveled abroad.

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Era: Victorian
18" length
maker/markings: n/a
condition: excellent

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Antique Victorian festoon necklace with six finely carved Roman goddess cameos, the largest one being the center drop. By the second half of the 19th Century the Cameo had become an essential item of female adornment.

During the 19th century, colored lava excavated at an archaeological dig at Pompeii was used to make highly detailed, three-dimensional carvings. That’s where many of the women who were traveling to Italy for their Grand Tour picked up their lava cameos. More than a perfectly portable souvenir, these lava cameos became status symbols, proving that a woman had indeed traveled abroad.

[i n f o]

Era: Victorian
18" length
maker/markings: n/a
condition: excellent

✩ layaway is available for this item

➸ m o r e v i n t a g e j e w e l r y
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DearGolden?section_id=7337115

✩ v i s i t t h e s h o p ✩
http://www.DearGolden.etsy.com

_____________________

➸ instagram | deargolden
➸ twitter | deargolden
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