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    Victorian Shell, Lava, Gold, Silver, Yellow Metal Brooches
    Stones: Shell, lava, and banded onyx cameos
    Metal: 10k gold, silver, yellow metal
    Theme: Medusa, dove, flowers, putti, bouquet, female profile, gorgon
    Gross Weight: 60.70 grams
    Dimensions: 3/4 inch x 3/4 inch to 2 inches x 1-3/4 inches

    Property of a New Mexico Collector


    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Shell, Lava, Onyx
    Shape(s): Cameo
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold
    Silver
    Yellow Metal

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: Cameos, cameos, cameos, just can't have enough! It's the quintessential antique look. The two large oval shell cameos depict a bouquet of flowers and the other shows a dove perched on flowers, both set in silver, completed by pinstem and catch. A trio of three brooches include a putto flanked by two protruding children's faces, carved in white shell with hints of pink, completed by yellow metal pinstem and catch. An onyx cameo of a woman in profile, framed in a delicate yellow metal setting, completed by pinstem, catch, and hinged bale. Finally, a fantastic high relief carving in lava stone of a classical representation of Medusa, the Gorgon with wings on her head and a snake around her neck, nose is chipped, set in 10k gold, completed by pinstem and catch with bale.
    *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
    September, 2021
    21st Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 96

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