A Victorian oval cameo beautifully carved in shell and depicting a woman in profile. With classical styling showing an upswept hairstyle with floral decoration and a the folded fabric of a necklace gathered to one shoulder. The shell has been carved with an inner border of white shell showing acting as a picture frame for the main subject. The cameo has been mounted in a gold claw band to an ornate C-scroll outer edge. The brooch fastens with a hinged pin in good working order to a hook closure. Stamped on the reverse to the top with a "9ct" tag. Complete with gold safety chain.