ANTIQUE GEORGIAN 15K GOLD CUPID CAMEO NECKLACE EARRINGS & BRACELET SUITE c1812
An antique solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) necklace, earrings & bracelet set; beautifully made, and set with an array of finely hand carved natural shell cameo (with hardstone backings), depicting winged cherubs & Cupid / Eros in various allegorical scenes. The bracelet crafted from later Victorian period woven hair, with cameos from the necklace. Housed in slightly later/antique fitted boxes, with a hand written letter of provenance.
Stunning - fabulous carvings...so collectible & so wearable too!
CONDITION: Very good. Earrings & bracelet adapted from necklace cameo links in antiquity. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. One or two faint hairlines to cameos, barely noticeable. A few connector links repaired in antiquity.
DATE/MARKS: Early 19th Century. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Necklace 15 ¾ inches long, cameos from 16 x 12 mm to 28 x 22mm, earring drops 30 mm long, bracelet 6 ½ inches wearable length (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 51.8 grams in total, unboxed.