Antique Gilt Onyx & Carved Shell Bacchante Cameo Pin Brooch C1880 No Reserve For Sale

ANTIQUE GILT ONYX & CARVED SHELL BACCHANTE CAMEO PIN BROOCH c1880

An antiquerounded & polished onyx brooch; with a gilt metal back & fittings and an applied hand carved natural shell cameo to the front depicting a classical bacchante.

A wearable brooch with a veryattractively carved cameo!

CONDITION: Very good. Cameo cut down andapplied to onyx panel in antiquity, faint signs of old adhesive (or similar). Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Wants a clean and polish.

DEFECTS: None.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1880, maybe a little older. Not marked.

DIMENSIONS:52 x 40mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.

WEIGHT: Approx. 41.0grams.

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