ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 18K GOLD SHELL CAMEO HEBE & ZEUS EAGLE PENDANT EARRINGS BOXED
An antique solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch / pendant & earrings set, with beautiful applied grape vine motifs around hand carved natural shell cameos of Hebe feeding her father Zeus in the form of an eagle. Housed in its original fitted retail box by Campbell & Lumby, Liverpool.
Such a finely carved set...immensely collectible & extremely wearable!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slight signs of wear & faint denting commensurate with age and use. Main cameo resecured at some point, of no consequence.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1870. Unknown mark to pin.
DIMENSIONS: Pendant 45 x 38 mm excl. bail, earring faces 20 x 16 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. 21.2 grams.