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Vintage Cameo Jewellery. Brooches and Pendants

ANTIQUE MID VICTORIAN 15K GOLD CARVED SHELL DISCOBOLUS / DISCUS THROWER CAMEO

410.00

An antique natural shell cameo, finely hand carved to depict the Greek Discobolus (Discus Thrower) sculpture, in a later solid 15 carat gold mount for wear as a brooch.

A rather beautiful carving of an unusual subject - so wearable and very collectable!

 

CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest wear commensurate with age & use. Faintest natural stress lines to the shell just visible, of no consequence.

DEFECTS: None.

DATE/MARKS: Cameo around 1860, English hallmark to mount for B'ham, 1928. 

DIMENSIONS: 48 x 36 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. 13.1 grams.

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