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Exquisite, large 19th century shell Bacchante cameo brooch in rose gold.

$350.00 USD

Short description

This is a beautiful, early cameo with detailed, fine carving.
It's of course hand-carved shell and set in  a pretty frame in what we believe to be rose gold. The gold isn't hallmarked, but we think it's 9ct gold, as would be usual for this kind of cameo.

Condition:  Excellent condition, and probably hardly used. The clasp is very good.

One interesting feature of this brooch is that the back lifts off, so it also works as a locket. You can add a secret photo or lock of hair!

More details
  • Hand-carved shell cameo brooch.
  • Sardonyx shell.
  • Early-mid 19th century period.
  • Italian
  • "Locket" back.
  • Large size. Approximately 47mm by 34mm or 1.9 inches high by 1.35 inches wide.
  • Box is not included.
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