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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN HARDSTONE CAMEO BROOCH 15CT GOLD PEARLS

Product Code: 7403
£1,750.00
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This fabulous 15ct yellow gold Victorian brooch is made of hand carved hardstone.

Circa 1880 - 1900.

The fabulous hardstone cameo is carved superbly and executed with high relief workmanship, depicting a lovely profile of a lady.

The carving shows the ringlets in her hair, detailed face and earrings. 

Hardstone is a strong, durable gemstone that takes expert skill to carve. 

Cameo’s have been carved in gemstone since ancient times with the most popular motif for a cameo being the profile of a woman.

Pearls chase around the gallery of the brooch in a lovely elegant 15ct yellow gold frame. 

The trio of pearls at the bottom swings independently.

Pearls have a wonderful lustre with a rich creamy tone, they are lovely lustrous and natural. 

A pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers.

The Brooch is complete with gold, safety chain.

This really is a beautiful Brooch and is steeped in English history. 

In excellent all round condition.

Weighs 16.5 grams.

The Brooch measures 1½ inches across x 2 inches down. 

The hard stone cameo measures 28mm across x 28mm down. 


ITEM NUMBER 7403

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