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Vintage Italy Sterling Silver Carved Shell Cameo Pendant Necklace - Brooch Pendant Combo - Signed Gennaro Borriello #d398

Regular price $149.00
This beautiful cameo brooch/pendant necklace is comprised of sterling silver and carved shell. It was created by master carvers of the Gennaro Borriello Jewelers Company in Italy and is hand signed by Borriello on the back of the cameo. The cameo is oval in shape and depicts a lovely, right-facing lady with wavy, curled hair Her neckline is draped with a flowing fabric that is gathered on the right side by a pretty four-petaled flower. The cameo has been bezel-set into a beautifully detailed frame with rope details around its circumference. It has an open back and includes a twisted rope bail and a pin back, so it can be worn as a pendant or as a brooch. It is strung on its original Italian silver rolo, or belcher style chain which complements it wonderfully. It's such an enchanting piece!

The cameo measures about 1 1/8 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. It is signed with "G. Borriello" in script on the back of the cameo and also with an Italian silver mark of a star symbol and what appears to be "89A NA 925" on the bottom back of the silver frame. The NA indicates Napoli, but I was not able to identify the specific silversmith. The chain measures approximately 18 inches long and 1.5mm wide. It is signed "925 Italy" and with another mark I could not decipher on its attached ring and also 925 on the clasp. The combined weight of the set is 7.9 grams.

This is such a delightful hand carved cameo and being hand signed by master carver Gennaro Borriello makes it even more special and collectible. With its combination brooch and pendant hardware, it's an extremely versatile piece to add to a vintage jewelry collection. It would make a wonderful gift for the cameo collector on your list. The brooch/pendant is in excellent vintage condition and ready to wear or to be gifted!

SIGNED: CAMEO PENDANT-G. BORRIELLO IN SCRIPT ON THE BACK & 89A NA 925 ON THE BOTTOM BACK OF THE CAMEO FRAME AND CHAIN-925, ITALY AND WITH AN UNDECIPHERABLE MARK ON ATTACHED RING AND ALSO 925 ON THE CLASP

SIZE: CAMEO PENDANT-APPROX 1 1/8 INCHES LONG & 3/4 INCH WIDE AND CHAIN-APPROX 18 INCHES LONG AND 1.5MM WIDE

WEIGHT: 7.9 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT VINTAGE, PRE-OWNED CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE.

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Materials: sterling silver,925 silver,carved shell

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