DescriptionShell Cameo, Silver, Sterling Silver Vermeil, Base Metal Jewelry
The lot includes: one brooch with a shell cameo depicting a lady's profile, set in silver (Dimensions: 2-3/8 inches x 1-7/8 inches); one brooch with a shell cameo depicting the profiles of a Roman soldier and a woman, set in silver, with a 14k gold chain (Pendant Dimensions: 2-7/16 inches x 2 inches, Chain Length: 17-1/2 inches); one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting a lady's profile with a harp, set in sterling silver vermeil (Dimensions: 2 inches x 1-5/8 inches); one brooch with a shell cameo depicting a bucolic scene, set in silver and base metal (Dimensions: 1-11/16 inch x 1-3/8 inch); one brooch with a shell cameo depicting a bucolic scene, set in base metal (Dimensions: 1-3/8 inches x 1-1/8 inches); one pendant-brooch with a shell cameo depicting the Three Graces, set in silver vermeil (Dimensions: 1-3/8 inches x 7/8 inches); and one pair of earrings with shell cameos depicting a lady's profile and roses, set in base metal (Dimensions: 1-3/4 inches x 7/16 inches). Gross weight 72.50 grams.
Gem Type: Shell
Gem Shape: Carved Cameo
Gem Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Good
Notes: 1st piece: metal tests as silver, completed by base metal pinstem & catch, frame is bent. 2nd piece: metal tests as silver, chain tests as 14k gold and is broken. 3rd piece: marked STERLING, has a gold finish. 4th piece: inner frame tests as silver, outer frame, pinstem & catch test as base metal, evidence of lead solder. 5th piece: metal does not test as gold or silver. 6th piece: marked 800, has gold finish. Earrings: metal does not test as gold or silver, screw backs test as silver vermeil.
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