TOP QUALITY ANTIQUE 15K GOLD FINELY CARVED SHELL BACCHANTE CAMEO BROOCH c1880
An antique solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts, possibly closer to 18 carat) brooch, holding a very finely hand carved natural shell cameo of a beautifully featured classical bacchante, with extremely well detailed grapes & vine leaves in her hair.
Wonderful quality, extremely collectible & so wearable!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. A little solder visible to inner bezel back, resecured in antiquity.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1870/80. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 61 x 52 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. 33.6 grams.