Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870

Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870
Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870
Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870
Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870
Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870
Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870
Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870
Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870
Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870
Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870
Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870

Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870
A superb Victorian c 1870 cameo brooch made of hand carved pale coloured shell set in a Whitby jet mount or frame. The oval shaped brooch is 1 1/2 inches long by 1 3/8th inches wide and has a brass back plate with secure pin and c-catch. The cameo has been beautifully hand carved in high relief with exquisite detail. It shows a classical female head in profile - the Goddess Flora. Her face and hair are well depicted and she has a garland of flowers resting on her head.

With a loose tendril or ringlet tumbling onto her neck. The cameo has a pale pinkish hue background with the carving in white. The cameo is set in a Whitby jet surround which perfectly complements the shell. This is a great example of Victorian era cameo jewellery. No doubt the unmounted cameo was brought back the UK from Italy possibly as a Grand Tour and then mounted in the quintessentially English material, Whitby jet.

A quality item and a very wearable piece. It is in excellent condition with just a couple of very minor nicks to the rim of the jet mount.

Would make a lovely gift or a treat for yourself! Please see my other jewellery listed for sale, including another cameo brooch.

NB- Please note the box in the images is not included in the sale it is for illustration only. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "jockjen" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Antique Hand Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Flora Whitby Jet Mount ca 1870


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