ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 15K GOLD FINELY CARVED SHELL CAMEO BROOCH c1870 DEMETER ?
An antique solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch; finely made, with an ornate mount set with a natural shell cameo hand carved to depict a beautiful classical goddess or muse, possibly Demeter / Ceres.
A lovely carving...so collectible & extremely wearable!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Natural stresses and age spots to shell - see pictures.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1860/70. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 63 x 54 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. 19.6 grams.