Antique Victorian Lava Cameo

Antique Victorian Lava Cameo

A beautiful Victorian taupe and cream colored lava cameo pendant, measuring 1″ by 3/4″. The cameo is gold fill with a lovely rope trim around its edge. Lava cameos were very popular during the Victorian era. Wealthy families traveled throughout Europe on what is known to be the “Grand Tour.” They would purchase lava cameos as souvenirs while visiting the ruins of Pompeii. Many lava cameos during this period were carved into statesmen, philosophers and dignitaries. They became a coveted item, as people would notice that the wearer of the cameo had been on the Grand Tour which was considered to be very prestigious. It is in very good condition, with a few lines on the high relief cameo and some of the taupe lava on the edge of the cameo. I have not cleaned the cameo, I leave that up to the buyer. A wonderful treasure to add to your collection.

$123.00Price:
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