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Antique Mid-Victorian 21ct Yellow Gold And Cameo Pendant Circa 1860

Sale price$1,600.00 AUD

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Superb antique Napoleon III cameo pendant dating to the mid-Victorian era circa 1860-70.

Crafted exquisitely from 21ct gold (XRF tested) which is as bright and beautiful as the day it was created roughly 150 years ago.

Modelled in a large tear drop shape and centred with a finely carved pear shaped shell cameo of Eros (cupid) in full standing position with this bow.  Saw toothed edging surrounds the cameo which is also ten claw set also.

The surround is incredibly worked.. in repoussé with conical cannetille spirals throughout, tiny ball detailing, and scalloped shell like motifs.  To the top is the original spiral jump ring which will accommodate a fine chain.

We wonder if this piece perhaps started out as one of a pair of earrings… we will never definitively know.. and frankly it doesn’t matter, this piece is stunning in its own right.

Shell cameo

6.2cm Drop including jump ring x 2.5cm at widest point

6.2 Grams

Tested via XRF as 21ct gold

Excellent antique condition. This piece is in almost pristine condition.. issues to note.  Incredible piece of jewellery.

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