Antique 19th century French 18K gold mounted hand carved shell cameo brooch pin. Finely carved with a scene of 3 putti figures with grapes and fruit, perhaps representing an allegory of Summer or Bacchus/Bacchanalian. A very well-carved example mounted in 18K yellow gold frame decorated with thick interlaced scrolls embellished with intricate engraving. Hallmarked with the French 18K gold standard mark in a form of an eagle's head in use in France from 1838. Having a C-shaped clasp setting and T-hinged pin.
In good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. There are some dings to the gold mount visible in the pictures. The back of the cameo shows two small cracks at the bottom edge, however these do not penetrate the shell and are not visible from the front. Measures 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles.
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The item "Antique Victorian French 18K Gold Hand Carved Shell Cameo Brooch Eagle Hallmark" is in sale since Friday, March 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.