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    Shell Cameo, Painted Porcelain, Gold, Silver Brooches
    The lot includes: one pendant-brooch featuring a carved shell cameo set in a silver filigree frame (Dimensions: 2-3/8 inches x 1-5/8 inch); one brooch featuring painted porcelain, set in a 14k gold frame (Dimensions: 1-5/8 inches x 1-5/16 inches); one brooch featuring painted shell, set in a 14k gold frame (Dimensions: 1-11/16 inches x 1-3/8 inches); and one pendant-brooch featuring enameled and painted copper, set in a 14k gold frame (Dimensions: 1-3/8 inches x 1-1/8 inches). Gross weight 50.60 grams.

    Condition Report*: Overall Condition: Fair
    Notes: Althoguht there are conditions issues commensurate with age, this is a lovely selection of portrait brooches. Some scratches to porcelain portrait. Brooch with painted shell portrait of an angel has scractches and loss to portrait, frame has many dings and dents and one crease to gold on reverse that measures 1/2 inch long. Painted copper brooch has dents to frame.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    7th Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 211

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