Exquisite, large 19th century shell Bacchante cameo brooch in rose gold.
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!
- Hand-carved shell cameo brooch.
- Sardonyx shell.
- Early-mid 19th century period.
- "Locket" back.
- Large size. Approximately 47mm by 34mm or 1.9 inches high by 1.35 inches wide.
- Box is not included.