Large Antique Victorian High Relief Hardstone Cameo Goddess 14k Gold Brooch
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Large Antique Victorian High Relief Hardstone Cameo Goddess 14k Gold Brooch:
Very Fine Antique Victorian High Relief Carved Hardstone Chalcedony Cameo featuring a Greek Goddess, c 1880. Large Size measuring 2" x1 1/2". Cameo Carving is artistically rendered and is carved in very high relief ( she rises1/4" to 3/8" above the base). Undercarving is clearly visible. Mount is hand wrought 14 k Yellow Gold featuring Ribbons at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions on the mount. Pin and period c clasp in perfect working order. Fob chain attached which can be removed if desired, but definitely adds to period charm of the cameo!! There are a couple of chips to the stone on the reverse of the piece at the 12 and 10 o'clock position- not visible from the front of the piece- mentioned for accuracy--- do not detract from the beauty of this antique piece!! There is also a natural line in the chalcedony visible when held to the light at the 3 o'clock position-- this is not a crack and no break in the stone front or back-- it is a natural internal line in the chalcedony that has a tan color( see photos).
Truly a wearable miniature work of art. An Heirloom to pass down from one generation to the next!!