Victorian Pinchbeck Cameo Brooch
A highly decorative Pinchbeck frame encloses this finely carved shell cameo.
The layers of the shell have been carved to reveal different colours that are used to pick out details such as the rose garlands at the neckline and in the hair of the classical Grecian figure. The surround is an intricate pressed design set onto the plain backing.
Metal: gilt metal Body: Shell.
Condition: Very good. The metal remains bright despite not being polished.