Antique Victorian Cameo Brooch Praying Angel Circa 1860

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An exquisite Antique mid-Victorian Cameo brooch dated Circa 1860. The Cameo has been hand-carved from a Bullmouth Shell and depicts a winged Angel knelt and praying. It displays intricate detailing and was carved by a true master of the craft. 

Cameos have been carved since ancient times and saw a revival during the Victorian era due to Queen Victoria’s fascination with the pieces. Bullmouth Shell was often used as a base for Cameos for its beautiful natural patterning which takes expert skill to carve.

The Cameo is set in an ornate Base Metal frame and fitted with a pin and safety chain on the reverse to hold it securely in place. 

This is a highly collectable piece and has been beautifully preserved throughout the years. 

WEIGHT: 27.6 grams 

MEASURES: Width 53mm x Height 60mm x Depth 12mm

CAMEO MEASURS: Width 40mm x Height 49mm

METAL: Base Metal

STONES: Bullmouth Shell

AGE: Victorian, Circa 1860 

CONDITION: Excellent

ITEM NUMBER: 5256