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