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Vintage Cameo Jewellery. Brooches and Pendants
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FINE QUALITY ANTIQUE 15K GOLD CARVED SHELL MEDUSA & SNAKES CAMEO BROOCH c1870

1,100.00

An antique solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch, set with a natural shell cameo, finely hand carved to depict Medusa, with wings in her hair and snakes around her neck and head.

Wow - quite a spectacular carving...very collectible & so wearable!

CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. One or two faintest natural stress lines to shell.

DEFECTS: None.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1860/80. Not marked.

DIMENSIONS: 52 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. 17.4 grams.

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