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Carver's initials
by: Judith

Because the letters appear to have been acid etched into the back rather than scratched in with a sharp point, it is likely they were put there by the carver, most likely his initials. When things are scratched onto the back of a piece one cannot be sure if they were put there by the carver or by a dealer.

1920s Cameo Carving of Lady in Profile
by: Anonymous

Good Evening Jody

It takes a certain kind of lady's profile on a cameo to float my boat these days and this lady's head and shoulder in profile cameo comes close.

The art of the carver is at work here, exemplified in the waves and tendrils of hair that are picked up in the wavy fan shape sweeps across the cameo and that melds into the shape of the top her garment. In the 1920s fans shapes were a key look.

So i would date this lovely lady to the Art Deco era of the 1920s

The marks you see could be the mark of the carver.

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