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Antique & Vintage Cameos
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BOXED ANTIQUE FRENCH 18K GOLD ENAMEL CARVED SHELL APOLLO CAMEO HABILLE c1860

1,945.00

An antique natural shell cameo habille, finely hand carved to depict a handsome classical male, probably Apollo, with applied gold decoration with enamel highlights, set in a high quality solid 18 carat gold mount with enamel decoration, for wear as a brooch. Housed in its fitted box.

High quality, deeply beautiful & extremely collectable...immensely collectable too!

CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Enamel loss to one side - see picture, easily restored.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1870/80. French gold control marks to pin & clasp.

DIMENSIONS: 51 x 40 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 unboxed.

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