This intriguing cameo would make a wonderful addition to a collection of antique jewelry! Dating from the Victorian Era circa 1840's - 1850's, this piece features a carved lava cameo in a frame of 15k yellow gold.The sandstone-hued cameo is a beautifully detailed image of St. Mounted on a rearing charger, Great Britain's patron saint is wielding a lance against a cowering dragon. A bezel of textured gold secures the cameo in a frame encircled with a twisted gold rope. Larger than many pieces of this genre, the brooch fastens from the back with a bar and hinged clasp. The bar is original to the brooch, but the clasp has been replaced.
In excellent condition with the cameo image intact and clearly defined, this piece has not been cleaned in order to preserve its valued patina. This brooch weighs 35.7 grams. The piece measures 2 1/2" (63.0mm) long and 2 5/32" (54.9mm) wide. We guarantee this piece to be 15k gold as tested.This piece has not been professionally cleaned, in order to maintain its original vintage integrity. Please check out the enlarged pictures. You can be certain that we will do everything we can to make sure your item arrives quickly. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. My brother and I have been procuring and dealing in fine vintage treasures for the past 10 years. We seek out unique treasures, and believe in getting quality items to people at excellent prices. We travel the East coast, purchasing from antiques dealers, auctions, estates, and individuals.
What you see in our store is the fruit of that labor. Take your time browsing our selection of more than 12,000 pieces.If you have any questions or if there is a specific piece you are looking for. The item "Carved Lava Cameo Victorian Brooch 15k Gold Antique St. George & the Dragon" is in sale since Wednesday, December 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches".
The seller is "wilsonbrothersjewelry" and is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.