ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED LAVA CAMEO BRACELET BROOCH & EARRINGS BOXED SUITE c1840
An antique fully matched boxed suite of ochre, cream & brown pastel coloured lava cameos; all beautifully hand carved in high relief to depict classical goddesses/bacchantes. Comprising a solid gold (all tests at least 9 carat) mounted bracelet, with six panels and box-snap fastener, a pair of 9 carat gold opposing cameo earrings with later screw-on fastenersand a 9 carat gold cameo brooch, all in their original fitted velvet and silk-lined box.
This is of the finest quality and is in astounding condition, as good as any you'll see in or out of any museum!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slightest signs of wear, one or two tiny nicks to two noses and a few grapes, old repair work visible to one nose. Old strengtheningjob to bracelet clasp. Pen mark to box inner and wear to box's outer extremities. Bracelet's safety chain appears to be an old addition. No problems.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1830/40. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Bracelet 7 ½ inches long, cameo panels around 34 x 29 mm, earrings total drop 41 x 14 mm, brooch 50 x 43 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. 90.8 grams in total, unboxed.