Here is this amazing and extremely beautiful late 19th century antique Victorian large solid 14 K yellow gold high relief hand carved shell cameo brooch/pendant. It weighs 10.4 grams and measures 1.5 inches top to bottom or about 38 mm x 32 mm. This is a magnificent shell carving done by a master , please study the photos she has perfect facial features with very big hair that has grapes and grape leaves in it and her clothing is fine and intricately carved , she is done on a curved high relief natural shell that is 16 mm thick at the very highest point in the center of her hair with curved bezel that was made around this shell that measures about 7.6 mm down to around 4 mm. The only actual wear is at her very highest point which is on one of the grape leaves where she is just slightly smooth but you can still see all of the detail.On the back she has a thick piece of gold across for structural integrity and a good sturdy clasp with a T bar pin that has the very tip of the pin cut off so it does not have a sharp point. She also has a nice sturdy swivel bail on top that folds down when being worn as a brooch. The craftsmanship in both the carving and construction of this approximately 130 year old antique brooch is amazing yet it is unclear if the entire pin assembly and bail our original as they show that they have at least been reinforced at one time , it is very sturdy ready to be worn as a brooch or pendant and she is so very beautiful in excellent antique condition. The item "Estate antique Victorian 14k gold carved shell high relief cameo brooch pendant" is in sale since Saturday, January 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos".
The seller is "forgottentreasures503" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.