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. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description.Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. The item "Antique Victorian French 18K Gold Hand Carved Shell Cameo Brooch Eagle Hallmark" is in sale since Thursday, June 20, 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.