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Antique & Vintage Cameos

IMPRESSIVE ANTIQUE PINCHBECK FINELY CARVED SHELL HIGH RELIEF ZEUS CAMEO BROOCH

695.00

A large-scale antique pinchbeck-type gilt yellow metal brooch, holding a very high relief natural shell cameo, very finely hand carved to depict Zeus, King of the Gods, with an eagle.

Wow - such an impressive carving...immensely collectible!

CONDITION: Generally very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Probable old repair to nose tip.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1880. English reg. mark to mount illegible.

DIMENSIONS: 77 x 71 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. 71.6 grams.

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