19thC Carved Shell Cameo Classic Male Portrait Wearing Skull Cap Italian POPE. Here is a really fabulous antique carved cameo shell brooch which has a gold mount frame and a safety chain.. Its going to be rolled gold mount..
It has no hallmarks as far as I can see. The cameo is large and it is of a classical gentleman facing right. You can see the way the carver has designed the portrait on the two colour shell... The gentleman is wearing either a SKULL CAP or a thin BAND around his head just above his ears.
A very nice cropped beard and hair style. He could be a classical Greek figure or an Italian Pope even. On the back it has 2 areas of signatures or words....
A small one at one end being the top and its upside down. And the other word is at the bottom the right way up something like. The brooch is 5cm wide x 6cm long x 1.5cm deep.That is 2 inch wide x 2 and 3/8ths inch long x 5/8ths inch deep. A good hinged pin and safety chain. See close up pictures for more details and condition. The item(s) are shown next to an English 1 penny which is 20mm dia for scale. 2.5cm = 25mm = 1 inch. If payments for items are made after a Friday at 12pm or a Saturday, please be aware your items will be posted to you the following Monday. Once an item is the in the postal system any delays are out of my cont rol. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
The item "Antique 19thC Cameo Brooch Classic Portrait GENTLEMAN Large size fine carving" is in sale since Wednesday, June 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "diggerlee" and is located in Yorkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.