ANTIQUE GEORGIAN 18K GOLD CARVED SHELL PAN / SATYR & GOAT CAMEO BROOCH c1820
A lovely little antique 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch, with a cannetille bezel surrounding a natural shell cameo finely hand carved to depict Pan / a satyr dancing with a goat. Between them on the ground is a thyrsus (wand of Bacchus).
A rather unusual carving in wonderful original condition...so collectible & wearable too!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Some detail wear commensurate with age and use. A few faint natural stress lines to shell, of no consequence.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1820. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 25 x 18 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. 3.2 grams.