Antique Gilt Carved Shell Cameo Hebe & Zeus Eagle Cameo Pin Brooch C1890 $1 N/r
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Antique Gilt Carved Shell Cameo Hebe & Zeus Eagle Cameo Pin Brooch C1890 $1 N/r:
ANTIQUE GILT CARVED SHELL CAMEO HEBE & ZEUS EAGLE CAMEO PIN BROOCH c1890 $1 N/R
An antique natural shell cameo; hand carved to depict the goddess Hebe feeding her father Zeus, in the form of an eagle, in a gilt yellow metal mount with twist bezel for wear as a pin.
A distinctive and immensely wearable antique cameo!
CONDITION: All original andgood. Slight signs of gilding wear and faint denting to mount and some shell detailwear commensurate with age and use, see pics. Pin clasp an old replacement - of no consequence.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1880/90. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS:Mount 49x 42 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
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