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An exquisite antique Victorian brooch from the mid 19th century featuring a wonderful angel skin coral cameo in the centre depicting the side profile of a lady with grapes and vine leaves woven into her hair.
Angel skin is a unique form of coral desired for its rarity and pale pink colouring. It was often used as a base for cameos which 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 cameo sits in an ornate Whitby jet frame with a base metal pin on the reverse. It’s a fabulous piece of history and displays remarkable detailing and high relief workmanship, hand carved by a true artist.
WEIGHT: 27.9 grams
MEASURES: Height 49mm x Width 43mm x Depth 13mm – Cameo Width 26mm x Height 33mm
METAL: Base metal
STONES: Angel Skin Coral
AGE: Victorian. (Circa 1860)
CONDITION: Some minor wear to the frame but otherwise in excellent condition
ITEM NUMBER: 21-642
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