ANTIQUE 18K GOLD FINELY CARVED SHELL ARCHANGEL GABRIEL CAMEO BROOCH c1870
An antique solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch; beautifully made, and set with a hand carved natural shell cameo of Archangel Gabriel.
Such a wonderful carving...so collectible & ready to wear!
CONDITION: Slight signs of natural wear commensurate with age and use. Some stresses and hairlines to shell, possible old repair to faint small crack on back edge - please see pictures. Old repair to clasp, just visible to front.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1870. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 61 x 52 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. 22.6 grams.