ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ERA GOLD 9K CARVED SHELL HEBE & ZEUS EAGLE CAMEO BROOCH c1860
An antique natural shell cameo, beautifully hand carved to depict the goddess Hebe feeding her father Zeus in the form of an eagle, in a solid 9 carat gold (tests thereabouts) mount, for wear as a brooch.
A very pretty, wonderfully collectable antique cameo!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Some shell detail wear and natural stresses commensurate with age and use, see pictures. May benefit from a clean.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1860/70. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 60 x 49 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. 23.8 grams.