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Huge Victorian Swivel Cameo - St. George & the Dragon

Huge Victorian Swivel Cameo - St. George & the Dragon


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Costume: Pre 1900: Item # 1223577

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 $895.00 
When I said that I was slowly parting with my lifetime treasures, I wasn't kidding. This Victorian Swivel cameo is one of them. It is large - 3" x 2". Inside the fancy gold plated fram part is a beautifully carved shell cameo of St. George slaying the Dragon. The theme was a favorite one of the Victorians and St. George is the Patron Saint of England. The cameois set in a gold bezel that once the pin stem is disengaged swivels around to a compartment that Victorians often used to use fir the hair of a loved or a picture, or a sentimental poem. Right not the compartment is empty as it was when I got it years ago. There is glass covering it. Once the pin stem is put back in place, the piece does not swivel. It is a very unique piece for a number of reasons - first because swivel cameos are hard to find in good condition, and second - because it depicts St. George and the Dragon - very different from the majority of cameos depicting the three Graces, or Roman and Greek mythological figures. The cameo is in good conditionn with no chips, cracks or problems. There is some wear on the outer fancy gold plating- no more than one might cxpect in a piece this old. It is not marked. I hate to sell it but none of my children want it, so it needs to go to someone who will love it as much as I have.