DescriptionShell Cameo, Seed Pearl, Silver, Silver Vermeil, Base Metal Jewelry
The lot includes: one brooch with a shell cameo depicting a bucolic scene, set in base metal (Dimensions: 2 inches x 1-11/16 inches); one brooch with a shell cameo depicting a harpist with two cherubs, set in silver (Dimensions: 1-11/16 inches x 1-1/4 inches); one pendant with a shell cameo depicting a female figure, set in base metal (Dimensions: 2 inches x 1-1/4 inches); one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting a Roman soldier's profile, and imitation seed pearls, set in silver (Dimensions: 1-5/8 inches x 1-1/4 inches); one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting a floral scene, set in silver vermeil (Dimensions: 1-3/8 inches x 1-1/8 inches); one shell cameo depicting a bucolic scene (Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches x 1-3/16 inches); and one brooch with a shell cameo depicting a lady's profile, and seed pearls, set in base metal (Dimensions: 1-3/16 inches x 1 inch). Gross weight 49.10 grams.
Gem Type: Shell
Gem Shape: Carved Cameo
Gem Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Good
Pearl Type: Seed
Pearl Surface: Slightly Blemished
Pearl Shape: Near Round
Pearl Color: Cream
Pearl Overtone: Rose
Pearl Luster: Good
Pearl Count: 2
Pearl Size: 1.60 - 2.00 mm
Notes: 1st piece: metal does not test as gold or silver. Pinstem is missing, has a "C" catch. 2nd piece: metal tests as silver, completed by a base metal pinstem & catch. 3rd piece: metal does not test as gold or silver, completed by a bail. 4th piece: metal tests as silver, completed by a base metal pinstem, catch & bail. Outer layer of the imitation pearls is peeling off. 5th piece: metal tests as silver vermeil, completed by a pinstem, catch & bail. 7th piece: metal does not test as gold or silver.
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