Description

    Shell Cameo, Gold, Silver, Silver Vermeil, Base Metal Jewelry
    The lot includes: one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting a lady's profile, measuring 56.00 x 42.00 mm, set in silver vermeil, completed by a base metal bail, pinstem, catch, and stopper (Dimensions: 2-1/2 inches x 1-7/8 inches); one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting two ladies, measuring 61.00 x 47.00 mm, set in 14k gold, signed Esposito (Dimensions: 2-11/16 inches x 1-7/8 inches); one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting the Three Graces, measuring 40.00 x 30.00 mm, set in 14k gold (Dimensions: 1-7/8 inches x 1-5/16 inches); one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting Cupid and Psyche, measuring 35.00 x 27.00 mm, set in 18k gold (Dimensions: 1-3/4 inches x 1-3/16 inches); one en Habillé pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting a lady's profile, measuring 39.00 x 30.00 mm, and a diamond weighing approximately 0.04 carat, set in silver, completed by a base metal bail (Dimensions: 1-7/8 inches x 1-1/2 inches); one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting a female harpist, measuring 31.00 x 23.00 mm, set in 18k gold (Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches x 1 inch); and one shell cameo depicting two ladies, measuring 62.00 x 57.00 mm (Dimensions: 2-3/8 inches x 1-7/8 inches). Gross weight 81.90 grams.


    Condition Report*:

    Diamonds:
    Avg Color: J-K-L
    Avg Clarity: I
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Shell
    Shape(s): Carved Cameo
    Count: 1 - 25

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: Wonderful shell cameos. All metals have been tested. 1st: frame is slightly bent, tarnish commensurate with age. 2nd: marked 14K, cameo has a nick on the edge. 3rd: marked 14K. 4th: marked 750. 5th: tarnish commensurate with age. 6th: marked 750.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2016
    23rd-30th Tuesday-Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
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