FINE QUALITY ANTIQUE 15K GOLD CARVED SHELL MEDUSA & SNAKES CAMEO BROOCH c1870
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.
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.