ANTIQUE HAND CARVED SHELL SILVER MARCASITE CHERUB BACCHANAL CAMEO c1840
An antique solid silver brooch, set with a row of glittering marcasites around a natural shell cameo, finely hand carved to depict a bacchanalian winged cherub scene. Faintly signed 'Monticelli' to the back.
Such a lovely carving...very collectible & so wearable!
CONDITION: All original and generally very good. Some detail wear to shell commensurate with age and use. Possible old adhesive to back? Pin clasp an old replacement, of no consequence.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1840/50. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 51 x 44 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. 17.0 grams.