Here is this magnificent mid 19th century early Victorian solid 18 K yellow gold huge handcarved shell cameo brooch or pendant. It weighs 19 grams and measures 2.75 inches top to bottom including the swivel bail that is on a hinge and tucks away when the cameo is being worn as a brooch. Please examine the carving carefully because she is done by a master and in magnificent condition.
Her nose lips eyes and facial features are so very beautiful without a scratch but the attention to detail and her hair is just amazing and it is in excellent condition without where or chips she says very carefully bezel set in solid 18 K yellow gold with a Etruscan style border , it is not marked and the gold has been professionally tested here as solid 18 K yellow gold. Please see the back as this is old handmade craftsmanship and the gold has turned color and a couple of areas. It has a straight pin and sturdy hook closure with the swivel hideaway bail up on the top , there appears to be some very fine microscopic repair work done to the pin attachments on the gold. She is from a private estate and has been stored for many many years , all of the gold has bloomed but I have not polished it (bloomed is what gold does when it tarnishes over years). I believe the photos capture this magnificent and detailed natural shell carving which is of far more value than all of the gold she sits in.
This is a very beautiful antique cameo sturdy and ready to be added to a collection and worn on occasion. This item will be carefully packaged a.The item "Large Antique Victorian 18k gold carved shell cameo brooch pendant 2.75" is in sale since Thursday, January 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "forgottentreasures503" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.