ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 15K GOLD CARVED SHELL CAMEO BROOCH c1870 MADONNA OF THE CHAIR
An antique 9 carat gold (tests thereabouts, the bezel of hollow construction) brooch, holding a finely hand carved natural shell cameo of Madonna of the Chair.
Lovely quality, very collectible & wearable too!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slight signs of wear & tarnish commensurate with age and use. Some faint natural stresses to shell.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1880. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 62 x 51 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. 23.1 grams.