ANTIQUE 15K GOLD HAND CARVED HARDSTONE CAMEO BROOCH DIAMOND BORDER AJAX c1860
An antique hardstone cameo, hand carved to depict a classical warrior (probably Menelaos, Pericles or Ajax) inset with a tiny rose cut diamond border, and with 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch fittings.
A lovely little carving...extremely collectible & so wearable!
CONDITION: Very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. A few minuscule nicks to cameo. Pin fittings old replacements, also possibly one diamond.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1860/80. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 22 mm diameter (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 5.1 grams.