French shell cameo


An attractive and well carved shell cameo of a young girl with flowing hair and a wreath of laurel in her hair-usually meaning that she had won a race or competition. The cameo is set in a prettily engraved 18ct mount with French control marks and the usual illegible maker's mark. It is 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches: 45 x 38 mm and extremely reasonably priced for a good gold-mounted cameo.