LOVELY ANTIQUE PINCHBECK ENAMEL CARVED SHELL CUPID CAMEO EARRINGS c1840
A pair of antique pinchbeck-type gilt yellow metal earrings, the ornate repoussé bezels decorated with polychrome enamel, and set with hand carved natural shell cameos depicting Cupid with a bird and a with a thyrsus.
A lovely early pair...immensely collectible & very wearable!
CONDITION: Some signs of detail wear to cameo commensurate with age and use, some enamel loss to surrounds. Natural stresses & hairlines to cameos - see pictures. Tops/wires old replacements.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1830/50. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Faces 62 x 24 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. 17.5 grams.