Victorian Carved Shell Cameo Brooch Pendant 9ct Gold Classical Lady Or Clytie
Late Victorian carved shell cameo of an elegant classical-style female with thick wavy tresses adorned with sunflowers, possibly a representation of the water nymph Clytie from Greek mythology. The carving is deep and finely detailed upon a slightly undulating translucent shell. The cameo can be worn as a brooch or pendant and has a folding bail, to which a safety chain is attached. The setting is not marked but tests as 9 carat gold, with a secure antique pin and'c' clasp. It measures approximately 44mm x 37mm with the pendant bail folded down. Condition is good for the age with some fine vertical stress lines in the upper half of the shell by her face, one faintly visible at the top under magnification. The mount and brooch fittings are in good condition. The item "VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL CAMEO BROOCH PENDANT 9CT GOLD CLASSICAL LADY OR CLYTIE" is in sale since Sunday, March 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)".
The seller is "duskybrocade" and is located in Gloucestershire. This item can be shipped worldwide.