Antique Huge 2 1/2" Helmet Shell Cameo Brooch Stunning Bacchante Carving
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Antique Huge 2 1/2" Helmet Shell Cameo Brooch Stunning Bacchante Carving:
This is a stunning very large 2 1/2" antique carved thin translucent helmet shell cameo brooch...white profile with dark taupe background. The carving is absolutely gorgeous...BACCHANTE with vines in hair....realistic old profile...still crisp. Delicately detailed. Wonderful color contrast and fine polished finish. The mount is lovely and does NOT test for high carat gold. More than likely gold gilted. Has an old C-clasp...pin shaft is loose...so needs adjustment. Measures 2 1/2" x 2 3/16". Very beautiful OLD piece in excellent condition...no stress lines or damage to shell or mount.