Giovanni APA Torre Del Greco Italy Hand Carved Shell Cameo Brooch
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Condition: Excellent, with minimal signs of age. Hand carved shell cameo portrait, profile of woman facing right, set in 14K Yellow Gold. Cameo can be worn as a brooch, or a necklace. It has a Locking C clasp in great working condition. There is a bail so you can add a chain if you prefer to wear it as a necklace. (The bail can be folded down when worn as a brooch). The maker's hallmark is engraved on the reverse "APA", star 95, NA, & "585" (14k gold).
In 1848, Giovanni APA, Master Goldsmith, founded his studio in Torre del Greco, a town on the Gulf of Naples at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. The APA brand is recognized internationally and is synonymous with beauty, high quality and skilled craftsmanship.