QUALITY ANTIQUE 15K GOLD FINELY CARVED SHELL ANTINOUS CAMEO BROOCH c1870
An antique natural shell cameo, finely hand carved to depict Antinous, in a high quality solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) for wear as a brooch.
Such a wonderful carving...co collectible & extremely wearable too!
CONDITION: Very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. A few faint natural stress lines just visible to shell, of no consequence. Some nicks here & there - see pictures, may benefit from a gentle clean. Cameo itself secured in antiquity, some solder visible to back.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1870/80. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 64 x 54 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. 25.4 grams.