Victorian Gold and Diamond Classical Female Cameo Brooch
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Description: - A Victorian gold and diamond cameo brooch. The brooch is set with a hardstone cameo of a classical female, surrounded by rose cut diamonds around the perimeter. As was common for the period, the brooch is unhallmarked, and has been tested and confirmed to be 18 carat gold. The pin and clasp tests as 9 carat minimum fineness.
Period: - Mid 19th Century.
Date: - Circa 1850.
Measurement: - The brooch measures approximately 25mm in diameter.
Weight: - 7.7 grams / 0.25 troy ounces.
Condition: - Light surface wear, and minor tarnishing / patina to the setting commensurate with age. The cameo is in good condition, finely carved, with just minor surface wear around the edges. Gemstone treatment is unknown. Please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Item No: - 616.