Antique Victorian Cameo Gold Brooch Circa 1860

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An exquisite antique Victorian cameo brooch from the mid 19th Century featuring a wonderful high relief cameo, hand carved from a bullmouth shell. It depicts the side profile of a roman lady with a decorative headpiece and is extremely detailed and well-executed. 

Roman style Cameo’s were highly sought after in the 19th century during the 'Grand Tour' days when tourists developed a fascination with destinations such as Rome. They often depicted Goddesses and characters from mythology and became a favourite of Queen Victoria also.

The frame is fashioned in 15ct gold and is complete with a pin and safety chain for added security when worn. It’s remained in excellent condition and is a great collector’s piece. 

?Weighs: 12.8 grams? 

Measures: 34mm across x 40mm down x 10mm depth – Chain length 70mm 

Age: Victorian. (Circa 1850 – 1870)?

Condition: Excellent