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Antique Victorian 9ct Rose Gold Scenic Shell Cameo Brooch

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A beautiful shell cameo brooch from the Victorian era, c1870! Hand made of 9ct rose gold and likely made in the Grand Tour period, the unusual circular shape cameo depicts a quaint village scene. The picturesque scene in relief includes foliage and rocks, a bridge over water or river, cottages with ...Read more
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A beautiful shell cameo brooch from the Victorian era, c1870! Hand made of 9ct rose gold and likely made in the Grand Tour period, the unusual circular shape cameo depicts a quaint village scene. The picturesque scene in relief includes foliage and rocks, a bridge over water or river, cottages with smoke billowing chimneys, a tower with steeple, and a large tree with hills in the background. The charming scene really comes to life when light filters in from the reverse - very cleverly carved to incorporate the varying shell pigments which depicts a beautiful sunset or sunrise over the hills. Truly delightful! Still face up and in normal lighting conditions, the color of the carved scene is predominantly white with a tinge of peach background … and somewhat reminiscent of a 'white Christmas'! The cameo is framed and secured by a plain gold collet setting, handmade to suit the size and form of the cameo. An original pin, 'T' and c-loop clasp is attached to the back, as well as a safety chain and pin for extra security whilst wearing. The piece is unmarked but tests indicate 9ct rose gold.

A unique and very charming Victorian cameo piece, sure to please the avid antique cameo lover!

Victorian, c1880
9ct rose gold (tested)
Hand-carved helmet conch shell CAMEO, measuring approx 2" inches (5cm) across, white on pale peach
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13.24 grams
2" inches (5cm) across
The overall condition of the cameo piece is very good. There is a tiny hairline to the cameo shell, this can only be seen to the back upper edge, it is stable and was likely formed in the manufacturing process. Otherwise the cameo is in terrific condition, and secure in the frame. The gold, pin and setting is in excellent order for the 150 or so year age! A beautiful Victorian cameo!

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