We are delighted to offer this magnificent 18ct gold Victorian shell cameo made c.1860.
The cameo features an intricate and elegant hand-engraved figural head of a Maenad/Bacchante (female followers of Bacchus).
The facial expression, smoothness of skin and the height of embossing/engraving is impressive and captivating on this particular cameo. The curvature of the surface in addition to the height of the figurehead is particularly beautiful upon wearing and moving - depending on the lighting and angle of viewing, the vine leaves and curled hair is accentuated magnificently.
The border and frame are made from solid 18ct gold and feature a lovely twisted rope design and the gold tone elevates the splendour and majestic appearance of this brooch.
The reverse side of the brooch features a c-clasp pin and a safety chain allowing you to fasten the brooch securely onto a lapel/clothes.
Distinguished in style, classically elegant, yet practical in the modern day with shirts, jumpers and coats; this brooch is an ideal addition or gift to a lucky and discerning jewellery lover.
A conversation starter piece and unparalleled by contemporary style; we hope this brooch is not only a joy to wear but also presents you the chance to share your passion for antiques and timeless style. The brooch is unmarked as is common with pieces of the period however we have tested it for 18K+ high-carat gold.
All of our jewellery come with a complimentary hard shell gift box with a velvet interior.
|11.89g /0.382 oz t
Condition: Good antique condition with no major issues/damage. For accuracy: some hairlines are present on the dark background due to the nature of shells/the age of these antique cameos.
These hairlines are only faintly visible from the front and unless placed in front of a light from behind, cannot be seen very distinctly (as per the last photo). There is no structural damage and the carving remains very crisp.
We aim to overemphasize and state these issues to avoid disappointment and thus please rest assured they are not significant nor affect the usage of the items.
Please refer to the photos for further details.
We will always ensure your items are packaged with the utmost care and see the delivery through to the end. In the very rare and unfortunate case of non-delivery/courier loss, you are fully covered with us and we will fully refund you.
*Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screens & lighting conditions*
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