Antique Carved Shell and 15 ct Yellow Gold Cameo Brooch
Antique Carved Shell and 15 ct Yellow Gold Cameo Brooch
Antique Carved Shell and 15 ct Yellow Gold Cameo Brooch
Antique Carved Shell and 15 ct Yellow Gold Cameo Brooch
Antique Carved Shell and 15 ct Yellow Gold Cameo Brooch
Antique Carved Shell and 15 ct Yellow Gold Cameo Brooch
Antique Carved Shell and 15 ct Yellow Gold Cameo Brooch
Antique Carved Shell and 15 ct Yellow Gold Cameo Brooch
Antique Carved Shell and 15 ct Yellow Gold Cameo Brooch

Antique Carved Shell and 15 ct Yellow Gold Cameo Brooch

c. 1880 Unknown

Offered by AC Silver

£1,095 gbp
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This stunning carved shell cameo brooch has been crafted in 15 ct yellow gold.

The finely carved shell cameo displays a less common depiction of Hebe, the Greek goddess of youth and divine cupbearer to the gods and the Aetos Dios, a giant golden eagle which served as Zeus' personal messenger and animal companion; Zeus, being Hebe's father.

In this carving, the eagle is holding a cornucopia (horn of plenty), representing the horn of Amalthea, the goat who nourished Zeus when he was a baby.

The oval shaped carved shell cameo is collet set in an polished 15ct yellow gold frame ornamented with an applied rope twist border and four applied scrolling motifs interconnected via plain curved bands.

The brooch secures to the reverse with a hinged pin and clasp.

This antique brooch is hallmarked to the outer rim with the 15 ct gold fineness mark (15ct) and maker's mark 'JS'.

Dimensions

Length of setting 6.8cm/2.67"

Width across setting 5.5cm/2.16"

Height of setting 1.5cm/0.59"


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This stunning antique brooch is fine quality with an exceptional, and more unusual carved shell cameo.

The frame is a very good gauge of gold and in excellent condition with a clear hallmark to the rim.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique jewellery/estate jewelry.
Date: Circa 1880
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A4377 when enquiring about the piece.
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Stock Code
A4377
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A stunning, fine and impressive Victorian 15 carat yellow gold, carved shell cameo brooch; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections
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This antique brooch is hallmarked to the outer rim with the 15 ct gold fineness mark (15ct) and maker's mark 'JS'. The frame is a very good gauge of gold and in excellent condition with a clear hallmark to the rim.
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