STUNNING ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 18K GOLD CARVED SHELL CAMEO NECKLACE & BROOCH SET
An antique solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) necklace & brooch suite; beautifully made, the necklace with fine gold chain swags and a snap clasp, and set with six finely hand carved natural shell cameos with laurel wreath bezels, each depicting a classical god/goddess or figure, including the Diana, Venus, Ceres / Demeter, Eos, Cybele/Tyche, Mars & the Genius of Light, and the matching brooch holding the Three Graces.
Wow - such an exquisitely carved set in wonderful condition...so collectible & immensely wearable!
CONDITION: Very, very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. A few faint natural stress lines visible, of no consequence. One or two cameos may benefit from a gentle clean. Possible old repair to clasp?
DATE/MARKS: Around 1850/60. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Brooch 59 x 48mm, necklace approx. 21 inches long, necklace cameos from 48 x 38 mm to 48 x 43 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm).
WEIGHT: Approx. 80.8 grams in total.