Description

    Shell Cameo, Gold, Silver, Base Metal Jewelry

    The lot includes: one bracelet with seven rectangular-shaped shell cameos depicting cherub scenes, measuring 21.00 x 13.00 mm, set in silver (Dimensions: 6-3/4 inches x 5/8 inch); one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting Cupid and Psyche, set in base metal (Dimensions: 2-3/8 inches x 1-11/16 inches); one pendant with a rectangular-shaped shell cameo depicting a lady's profile, set in base metal (Dimensions: 1-15/16 inches x 1-3/8 inches); one pendant-brooch depicting Cupid and Psyche, set in silver (Dimensions: 1-5/8 inches x 1-1/16 inches); one brooch with a shell cameo depicting a bucolic scene, set in base metal (Dimensions: 2 inches x 1-5/8 inches); one brooch with a shell cameo depicting the Madonna, set in 14k gold(Dimensions: 2-3/16 inches x 1-7/8 inches); and one pendant-brooch depicting Christ, set in base metal (Dimensions: 1-13/16 inches x 1-1/8 inches). Gross weight 92.60 grams.


    Condition Report*:

    Gem Type: Shell
    Gem Shape: Carved Cameo
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Good
    Notes: Bracelet tests as silver; some cameos depict cherubs with a goat or a chariot. One connecting piece between two cameos is broken, completed by a safety chain. Second piece tests as base metal. Third piece tests as base metal; pinstem and catch are no longer attached. Fourth piece marked 800 for silver content, pinstem and catch test as base metal. Fifth and seventh pieces test as base metal. Sixth piece tests as 14k gold; pinstem and catch test as base metal.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2016
    12th-19th Tuesday-Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
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