Goddess Flora, Shell Cameo Brooch in 12K Gold Frame c1870

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    An antique shell cameo of the goddess Flora, dating to c1860.  This cameo has fluidly carved detail ~ an outstanding example of the fine skill the Mid-Victorians had at carving shell.  Flora's flowers seem a natural extension of her hair's graceful waves. Her profile is dignified and feminine and she is smiling a little smile.  An expressive face, especially for a shell cameo.  Shell is not easy to work with.

    The cameo was most likely made in Italy, and probably collected on a 19th century Grand Tour.  Framed in 14kt gold and in impeccable condition, with only what looks like a 1/8" natural blemish to the back,  shallow and not in the least threatening.  The clasp is a safety replacement done long ago and is in good working order.  1 3/4"T X a shade over 1 3/8"W.   Free USA shipping, handling and insurance.  Handling fees waived for international shipping.

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