ANTIQUE 18K GOLD FINELY CARVED SHELL CAMEO BROOCH c1840 PSYCHE & CUPID KISS
An antique solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch, holding a natural shell cameo finely hand carved to depict Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss.
Such a lovely carving of a sought after subject...so collectible & very wearable too!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slightest signs of detail wear commensurate with age and use. A few faint scratches to shell, one small nick (possibly original to manufacture).
DATE/MARKS: Mid 19th Century. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 42 x 32 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. 8.3 grams.