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Vintage Cameo Jewellery. Brooches and Pendants

ANTIQUE GEORGIAN 15K GOLD FINELY CARVED SHELL CAMEO NECKLACE PROJECT c1820

2,225.00

An antique solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts, possible closer to 18 carat) 'necklace'; set with eight natural shell cameos each superbly hand carved to depict classical bacchanal scenes involving winged cherubs at play.

A wonderful selection of beautifully carved cameos...extremely collectable & well worth restoring!

CONDITION: Some loss and signs of shell detail wear commensurate with age and use. One cameo, some chain connectors & clasp missing - please examine pictures for overall condition. Some faint natural stresses to cameos, of no consequence. Connector ring missing to centre cameo, a few repaired in antiquity.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1820/30. Vatican Workshop(?) crossed keys marks to each panels' mounts.

DIMENSIONS: Cameos from 21 x 17 mm to 31 x 25 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. 14.4 grams together in total.

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