ANTIQUE BOXED GOLD CAMEO SWIVEL BROOCH CIRCA 1900
This fabulous antique Victorian hand carved Conch Shell Cameo brooch is set in a lovely 9ct Yellow Gold leaf gallery.
The Cameo is expertly carved and extremely well executed with high relief workmanship.
The fabulous Conch Shell has been popular for many years as a base for Cameo carvings for it’s beautiful natural patterning.
Cameo’s have been carved since ancient times with the most popular motif for a Cameo being the profile of a woman.
The brooch swivels round to display either the Cameo or an original portrait of a finely dressed gentleman.
The brooch is complete with an original Leather box with dark blue Velvet interior. The brooch will have sat in this lovely box for over 100 years.
The frame tests as 9ct Yellow Gold with jewellers acid testers.
A genuine Victorian piece, Circa 1900.
Purchased in London and steeped in English history.
Looks fabulous when worn, a unique collectable find.
Weighs 25.9 grams.
Measures 46mm across x 52mm down.
The cameo measures 31mm across x 38mm down.
Excellent all round condition.