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