ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CAMEO BROOCH PRAYING ANGEL CIRCA 1860
An exquisite Antique mid-Victorian Cameo brooch dated Circa 1860. The Cameo has been hand-carved from a Bullmouth Shell and depicts a winged Angel knelt and praying. It displays intricate detailing and was carved by a true master of the craft.
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.
The Cameo is set in an ornate Base Metal frame and fitted with a pin and safety chain on the reverse to hold it securely in place.
This is a highly collectable piece and has been beautifully preserved throughout the years.
WEIGHT: 27.6 grams
MEASURES: Width 53mm x Height 60mm x Depth 12mm
CAMEO MEASURS: Width 40mm x Height 49mm
METAL: Base Metal
STONES: Bullmouth Shell
AGE: Victorian, Circa 1860
ITEM NUMBER: 5256