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Victorian 10K Gold Shell “Diana” Cameo Brooch

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Victorian 10K Gold Shell “Diana” Cameo Brooch

A very high quality Victorian shell cameo depicting the goddess Diana in romanticized classical dress. She is identifiable by two of her chief attributes, the crescent moon tiara and her bow, which is just visible over her shoulder. The quality of carving is superb, especially in the hair. The artist used the natural color of the shell to impart a subtle color to her hair that contrasts with the milky whiteness of her skin. The 10K gold frame is engraved in a floral pattern. The back has an early safety clasp, and a bale hook added at a later date. Tested and guaranteed 10K gold.

Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, no damage to shell. Size: 1-15/16” x 1-5/8”.

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