18kt Gold Cameo Pendant/Brooch, John Paul Miller, centering a shell cameo within a granulated gold frame, 23.6 dwt, lg. 2 1/2 in., maker's mark for John Paul Miller and Fred Miller, lg. 20 1/2 in.
Note: John Paul Miller (1918-2013), one of the leading goldsmiths in the United States, only created commissioned work. A pioneer of the use of granulation, Miller taught himself the technique through trial and error beginning in the 1940s.
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