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An exquisite antique hardstone Cameo brooch from the mid Victorian era (Circa 1860) featuring a hand carved, high-relief cameo depicting the side profile of a lady with long earrings and a laurel wreath in her curly hair.
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 cameo is set in an ornate 15ct gold frame surrounded by pearls and topped with a bow bordered in black enamel.
It’s a wonderful piece of history and has remained in excellent condition. It’s fitted with a safety chain for added security when worn.
Weighs: 16.5 grams
Measures: 1½ inch across x 2 inches down
Cameo measures: 28mm across x 28mm down
Age: Victorian. (Circa 1860)
ITEM NUMBER: 7403
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