A matched set of three 19th century shell cameo brooches and a pair of shell cameo pendant earrings,
Lot 33
A matched set of three 19th century shell cameo brooches and a pair of shell cameo pendant earrings,
Sold for £3,000 (US$ 5,039) inc. premium
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A matched set of three 19th century shell cameo brooches and a pair of shell cameo pendant earrings, circa 1860
The three shell cameo brooches carved to depict: Juno and Jupiter with Mercury, Mars and Venus with Cupid, and Minerva, each set within a gold mount with alternating ropetwist and beadwork detail, together with a pair of shell cameo earrings en suite depicting personifications of night and day, two smaller brooches with detachable brooch and ribbon slide fittings, brooch lengths 5.0cm., 6.00cm. and 5.0cm., earring length 4.0cm., fitted case (4) (partially illustrated)
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