ANTIQUE VICTORIAN BULLMOUTH SHELL CAMEO BROOCH CIRCA 1880
This gorgeous Antique Victorian cameo brooch features a surround modelled in Base Metal and an intricate central Bullmouth Shell carving of a lady with leaves in her hair.
Cameos have been carved since ancient times and saw a revival during the Victorian era due to Queen Victoria’s fascination with the pieces. Bullmouth Shell was often used as a base for Cameos for its beautiful natural patterning which takes expert skill to carve.
A beautiful brooch and a stunning piece of history.
WEIGHT: 9 grams
MEASURES: Width 32mm x Height 37mm x Depth 8mm
METAL: Base Metal
STONES: Bullmouth Shell
AGE: Victorian, Circa 1880
ORIGIN: United Kingdom
ITEM NUMBER: 19-399