ANTIQUE FRENCH 18K GOLD FINELY CARVED SHELL CAMEO BROOCH c1870 CUPID / EROS
An antique French, solid 18 carat gold brooch; beautifully made, with a knot-style bezel around a high relief natural shell cameo, finely hand carved to depict Cupid / Eros.
Such an eyecatching carving...so collectible & wearable too!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slight signs of detail wear commensurate with age and use. May benefit from a gentle clean.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1870/80. French gold marks.
DIMENSIONS: 38 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. 12.3 grams.