Victorian Hand Carved Shell Scenic Cameo Gold Cased Brooch & Safety Chain c1880. A lovely hand carved shell cameo brooch, circa 1880.I bought this piece as acid tested 9ct gold from a dealer (done whilst I was on the premises), but since it has been in my possession, I have noticed tarnish/wear to metal that suggests gold casing rather than solid gold. The cameo is beautifully hand carved to depict a scene; a lady and child stood beneath a large tree, with the lady indicating yonder. Very nicely worked with attention to layering, to create the best'colouring'/shading from the shell.
The back of the cameo appears to have a signature (see photo). The brooch has its original tube hinge, extended pin and'c' catch to fasten. There is also a 2.5 safety chain for extra security in wear.Measurements: 1.75" by 1.4". In good antique condition; there are some fine stress lines to the cameo (when held up to the light) which you can view in the photos. Great opporrtunity as this is a beautiful piece.
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