Angel Playing Lyre Harp Shell Cameo 9k Gold Brooch Pin Antique Victorian c1840.
Fantastic charming musical angel playing a lyre while sat on a cloud in this antique early Victorian real shell cameo set in a later 9ct yellow gold brooch pin. We believe the shell cameo to date much later than the year 1984 due to the quality & subject of the work.
The English gold hallmark to the gold frame can be found to the rear at the top below a little ring on a hinge, this is where you find the lion head mark for the London assay office along with the date letter for the year 1984. The ring on the hinge could be used to connect a safety chain to the brooch or to have a bale ring attached allowing the cameo to be worn as a pendant.
Good secure clasp & good straight pin. We also believe the shell to be older due to a chip mark to the base when possibly it has been removed from its original setting, please see the pictures. The detailing to the cameo itself is great.
Size 5.8 x 4.9 cm or 2.3 x 1.9 inches.
Weight 24.7 grams or 15.4 penny weight.