Oh to be a woman in Victorian times. Well, I might not have enjoyed the corsets or the 3 fancy dresses only parts, but the cameos? We would have loved wearing a carved cameo. And this little lady in particular would have been in regular rotation.
She’s made from 800 Silver (sterling silver is usually marked 925 due to being 75% silver and 25% alloy). Vintage silver items made in Italy or Germany are marked “800” which means they are 800 parts silver and 200 parts alloy. So, that means this little lady is an immigrant.
She’s a stunning woman. Very intricate detail carved – even her pearl necklace and drop earrings are detailed, along with the curls in her hair – and she’s surrounded by accents of Marcasite. She measures 38mm x 47mm and also has loop on the back to convert it to a pendant, along with the pin back mechanism.
Whether it’s “ciao” or “hallo”, she would love to come say hello to you.