Antique Victorian large 14k gold frame horse scene carved shell cameo brooch pin

Antique Victorian large 14k gold frame horse scene carved shell cameo brooch pin
Antique Victorian large 14k gold frame horse scene carved shell cameo brooch pin
Antique Victorian large 14k gold frame horse scene carved shell cameo brooch pin
Antique Victorian large 14k gold frame horse scene carved shell cameo brooch pin
Antique Victorian large 14k gold frame horse scene carved shell cameo brooch pin
Antique Victorian large 14k gold frame horse scene carved shell cameo brooch pin

Antique Victorian large 14k gold frame horse scene carved shell cameo brooch pin
The galloping stallion and mare, and the colt rearing up on its hind legs are intricately carved in an overlapping design. A fence is in the background, along with a barn to the right and a house to the left. Although the carving is not very dimensional, it is detailed and has depth to the scene.

The slightly curved, oval shell is bezel set in a custom gold frame that is decorated with textured flowers and leaves and a wire rope border. It is not hallmarked but acid tests positive for 14 karat gold. The safety clasp and the hinge are later replacements and soldered on, but they're also gold. The pin is a little loose but stays closed securely in the clasp. CONDITION: Very good for its age.

The cameo is slightly loose in the frame but not in danger of falling out. It has one small surface chip on the back at the top. It can only be seen when you hold it up to the light. I'm not sure if the colt's tail is intentionally cropped or was broken off. Slightly dirty in the crevices.

The 14 karat gold frame has minor wear and, as stated in the description, the hinge and clasp are replacements and soldered on. MEASUREMENTS: a little over 2 1/16 inches wide and 1 3/4 inches at its tallest (not including the flowers hanging over the edge); the cameo itself measures 1 11/16 inches wide and a little over 1 5/16 inches tall; weighs 15.1 grams. The item "Antique Victorian large 14k gold frame horse scene carved shell cameo brooch pin" is in sale since Sunday, July 5, 2020.

This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "killerkitsune" and is located in Fort Worth, Texas.

This item can be shipped to United States.
Antique Victorian large 14k gold frame horse scene carved shell cameo brooch pin


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