A beautiful pair of mid-nineteenth century shell cameo earrings in a long teardrop shape. They are finely hand-carved to mirror each other with a romantic motif of two doves tending their nest. The carvings show lovely delicate detail in the doves with their graceful wings and heads. Please note that the cameos are not flat - each has its own slight undulation which is natural to the shell. They are set into unmarked gold bezels which test as 18 carat gold.The earwires are of a later date and test as 9 carat gold. The teardrop bezels measure approximately 42mm x 15mm, the earwires and two connecting rings adding approximately another 11mm to the overall height. Condition is very good for the age.
The item "SUPERB VICTORIAN CARVED SHELL CAMEO EARRINGS, DOVES IN 18CT GOLD, LONG DROPS" is in sale since Monday, May 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "duskybrocade" and is located in Gloucestershire. This item can be shipped worldwide.