IMPRESSIVE ANTIQUE PINCHBECK FINELY CARVED SHELL HIGH RELIEF ZEUS CAMEO BROOCH
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.