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Vintage Cameo Jewellery. Brooches and Pendants

LARGE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 9K GOLD CARVED SHELL ATHENA / MINERVA CAMEO BROOCH c1880

495.00

A larger-scale antique natural shell cameo, hand carved to depict a classical warrior, probably Athena / Minerva, in a solid 9 carat gold (tests thereabouts) mount for wear as a brooch.

Wow - a striking, very collectible & extremely wearable antique cameo!

CONDITION: Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Shell cracked and remounted to obscure damage in antiquity, some adhesive visible to back - see pictures.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1880. Not marked.

DIMENSIONS: 93 x 75 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. 39.3 grams.

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