ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CAMEO BROOCH
This fabulous Victorian Base Metal brooch is made of hand carved Bullmouth Shell.
The fabulous Cameo is carved superbly and executed with high relief workmanship, depicting a lovely profile of a lady.
The fabulous Bullmouth 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.
This is a lovely high relief Cameo with a smoothness that has developed with age.
A Lovely detailed engraved outer gallery is adorned with four metal gold balls, set in Base Metal.
The brooch is hand carved by a highly skilled artist and has a charming romantic quality.
Complete with original pin and C catch.
This really is a beautiful Brooch, a real talking piece.
Purchased in London and steeped in English history.
Weighs 8.3 grams.
Measures 34mm across x 40mm down.
The cameo measures 21mm across x 29mm down.
In excellent all round condition.
ITEM NUMBER- 6679