Antique Victorian Gold Plated Cameo Shell Brooch
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN GOLD PLATED CAMEO BROOCH
A large gold plated carved Italian shell cameo brooch depicting a Roman maiden dressed as a Baccanite who were followers of the Roman God, Bacchus.
The brooch measures 5cm x 5cm and dates to the early Victorian period.
At some point the cameo shell has been damaged and repaired with a piece of what appears to be bone - the period repair workmanship is excellent and only adds to this piece's unique character and appearance.
Condition: In good antique condition with some small signs that the gold plate has worn off.
Please study the photos as they show any signs of wear as would be expected with vintage or antique jewellery.