Offered is a very fine antique carved shell cameo brooch. The subject depicts a depiction of Flora, in a less common presentation of braided hair worn up than down.
She has been masterfully carved with a serene expression, with so much fine detail to her face, hair and garment. The carving is crisp and fine with nice relief and color. It is set in an ornately decorated 14k gold (not marked but tested) frame with original old c clasp and t hinge.It has a safety chain. This piece measures a dramatic 2 5/8" by 2 1/8", and weighs 19.2 grams. It is in very good antique pre-owned condition with one internal hairline that runs from nose to shoulder, and is barely visible without back lighting. This is a very beautiful, wearable and collectible piece of Victorian period jewelry circa 1860. Thank you for looking and please see my other listings for more cameos and vintage jewelry items both fine and costume!
The item "XX-tra Fine Large Antique Carved Shell Cameo Brooch of Flora in 14k Gold Frame" is in sale since Monday, May 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "grekkothis" and is located in Grand Blanc, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.