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Antique Large Shell Cameo Spinner Rotating Brooch Pendant

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Beautiful cameo brooch pendant, with a hand-made backing frame that supports the exquisitely carved shell portrait. Tool marks can be seen on the portrait, and when held up to the light, the translucency of the shell is stunning. On the back of the cameo itself is a light engraving that can only be seen when tilting the piece diagonal to the light - '2111' in script.

The cameo and oval interior frame are set onto a spinner, and can be rotated inside the large frame of vines. The shape of the frame and the cameo create a large space in the back to contain a memento of a loved one, like a lock of hair, or a love note. There is a small welded bale on the top for wearing as a pendant.

Each element of this well-preserved antique shows attention to detail, from the hand-carved cameo securely prong set into the frame to the hand-soldered and polished joining of the findings to the frame.

From the hand-made findings and soldering, I would date this locket to 1870 or before.

Measures 2.5" high and 2.2" across.

Arrives protected in a sturdy package.

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Antique Large Shell Cameo Spinner Rotating Brooch Pendant

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Length: 2.5 Inches
  • Width: 2.1 Inches
  • Material: Shell
  • Style: Victorian
  • Feedback: 466 reviews
  • Favorited by: 7 people
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