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Antique Victorian Large Village Scene Shell Cameo Swivel Brooch

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A charming antique shell cameo brooch from the Victorian era, c1860! Made of rolled gold, this sensational large cameo depicts an intricately hand carved three-dimensional village scene. The sensational hand carved cameo is exquisitely detailed in every sense. The picturesque bustling village s ...Read more
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A charming antique shell cameo brooch from the Victorian era, c1860! Made of rolled gold, this sensational large cameo depicts an intricately hand carved three-dimensional village scene. The sensational hand carved cameo is exquisitely detailed in every sense. The picturesque bustling village scene in relief includes chattering folk at a table with a dog to the side, cottages, large trees in the background, plus many other fine details and scope for the eye to roam. 

The cameo rests in a bezel collet which swivels. A frame insert and photo, which may have adorned the back of the piece originally, is no longer present. A twisted frame makes up the rest of the brooch and a pin and C loop attaches at the back, additionally there is a safety chain attached to the top.

The brooch measures 7.00cm height x 5.80cm width, and cameo measures 4.80mm height x 4.00mm width (est).

Video of the brooch can be viewed here:https://www.youtube.com/shorts/dlkI-SClDdw

A wonderful antique cameo brooch. It would make a grand addition to any collection!

Victorian, c1860
Rolled gold
Pink conch Shell
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46.95 grams
7.00cm height x 5.80cm width, and cameo measures 4.80mm height x 4.00mm width (est)
The antique brooch presents in superb condition. Besides general surface wear, the cameo shell is in excellent order with no cracks or damage. The gold retains a nice surface gleam with no wear/rubbing visible. A wonderful antique brooch!