A Rare Early Antique Victorian Cameo, Neo Classic with Carving of Diana in Gold, circa 1875. This wonderful antique cameo is hand carved from pink shell and is Italian in origin. It depicts a beautifully detailed carving of the Goddess Diana. During the Neo Classic period, artisans drew from ancient art and culture, thus the subject of the goddess seen in this cameo brooch. The bezel is in wonderful vintage condition and is composed of solid 10K gold with original patina. The pin works well and is secure. The cameo measures about 25 x 34mm oval. Overall the brooch measures about 1 7/16 inches by about 1 1/8 inches. A truly wonderful and rare antique find.