MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 15K GOLD CARVED SHELL ATHENA CAMEO BROOCH c1870
An antique solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) brooch, holding a very finely hand carved natural shell cameo of Athena / Minerva, with Medusa to her aegis / armour.
A superb, museum quality carving...one of the nicest we've had in a long time - immensely collectible & so wearable too!
CONDITION: Very, very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Faint natural stress lines visible to shell. Clasp an old replacement.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1860/70. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 68 x 56 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. 35.1 grams.