ANTIQUE 18K GOLD CANNETILLE HARDSTONE CAMEO BROOCH c1820 CUPID & DOG FIDELITY
An antique solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch; beautifully made, with an ornate cannetille bezel, holding a finely hand cared hardstone cameo of Cupid & a dog (symbolising fidelity).
Such a lovely little carving in a high quality mount...so collectible & extremely wearable!
CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1820/30. Pin & clasp marked 'ET'.
DIMENSIONS: 33 x 30 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 10.6 grams.