A stunning antique mid-Victorian English choker; made from fabulously finely woven hair in two styles. With solid 15 carat gold (tests) fittings, its gold box snap fastener is set with a fabulously finely hand carved natural shell cameo depicting a saintly figure with halo and a quill pen. It’s unusually well carved with very fine detail, classical artistry and the figure is wearing robes with realism and flow. To the back of the cameo is the carver’s signature’Tisdat’ or similar. It dates from around 1850/60 and is in excellent condition throughout, with no loss or damage. There is a fleabite blemish to the shell at 10.00, but this looks original to manufacture and is of no consequence. It weighs 16.8 grams, the choker measures between 10 and 11 inches and the cameo’s mount is 1 ½ x 1 ¼ inches. The final photo shows it with a US penny (1 cent) coin for scale, which measures 19 mm / ¾ of an inch diameter. What’s more, I offer layaway deals so there’s no need to let any of my listings slip through your fingers – just ask! The free listing tool. The item “SUPERB UNUSUAL ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ENGLISH MOURNING HAIR CHOKER SAINT CAMEO SIGNED” is in sale since Friday, June 12, 2015. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos”. The seller is “victoriousantiquejewellery” and is located in Sale. This item can be shipped worldwide.