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Victorian Shell Cameo Brooch in elaborate surround | Leda and the Swan

Product Description
Victorian Shell Cameo Brooch in elaborate Gold coloured surround 
depicts Leda and the Swan
fitted with a fine safety chain and steel pin

The Shell Cameo exhibits exceptional quality work and superb detail

The surround is definitely Victorian era c.1880 - in a high quality Victorian crafted Gold Plate or Pinchbeck (Pinchbeck is a mix of copper and zinc made to resemble gold for use in jewellery - and achieves a very similar patinated finish to gold). I suspect at some point in its long life the pin at the rear has been replaced by a skilled jeweller. The cameo is shell carved with a scene from Greek mythology called Leda and the Swan, where Leda meets Zeus in the guise of a Swan. 

c.1880

Approx 5.5cms (2 1/4") wide
Approx 6.5cms (2 2/3") long

In excellent condition
Sku:
Vendor: Jewellery
$ 600.00 AUD
Maximum quantity available reached.