LOVELY ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ETRUSCAN 15K GOLD CARVED SHELL CAMEO EARRINGS c1870
A pair of antique 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) drop earrings, holding natural shell cameos, each very finely hand carved to depict classical bacchantes.
Attractive, collectible & wearable too!
CONDITION: Generally very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Screw wires old replacements, a few areas of old solder repair to drop sections. Bar extensions old additions, easily removed if desired.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1880. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Drops 47 mm, cameos 16 x 13 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. 7.8 grams.