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Very Fine Large Carved Shell Cameo Brooch  3" x 2 1/4" 9ct Gold Frame C.1900
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Very Fine Large Carved Shell Cameo Brooch  3" x 2 1/4" 9ct Gold Frame C.1900 Very Fine Large Carved Shell Cameo Brooch  3" x 2 1/4" 9ct Gold Frame C.1900 Very Fine Large Carved Shell Cameo Brooch  3" x 2 1/4" 9ct Gold Frame C.1900 Very Fine Large Carved Shell Cameo Brooch  3" x 2 1/4" 9ct Gold Frame C.1900

Very Fine Large Carved Shell Cameo Brooch 3" x 2 1/4" 9ct Gold Frame C.1900

Product Code: M652
£664.00
Very Fine Antique Shell Cameo

How amazing is this? Quite an unusual scene and I am not too sure if it is Diana the Huntress or Lede with the Swan in her hand.
It is a huge piece - a fraction short of 3" tall by 2 1/2" wide/across and the frame is just gorgeous in 9ct solid gold - very well done.

It is hand carved - look at the close ups, you can see the tool marks.The carving is well done and detailed, the scene very unusual - I haven't seen it before and it's not clear to me whether it is Diana or Lede.
I like the way the carver has left a brown border all the way around.

It is in perfect condition, not even a stress mark.

It fastens with a pin and roll-over safety catch and dates to the turn of the century C.1900
Totally unmarked, it is most likely Italian.
The frame tests around 10ct.

It comes in the Antique silk and leather box shown - not the original but suits it perfectly and being a hard case protects it very well.