BOXED ANTIQUE FRENCH 18K GOLD ENAMEL CARVED SHELL APOLLO CAMEO HABILLE c1860
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.