Four shell cameo brooches and a seed pearl and gold hair comb
Comprising four shell cameos, three depicting figures in profile, one of a maritime scene; and a hair comb of gold and seed pearls, c. 1880
Gross weight 51.8 dwts
Three profile cameos each have pendant hoops, overall in good condition commensurate with age. Maritime cameo damaged on top left, as pictured. Evidence of possible repair on reverse. Three pins missing that fasten gold border to comb. Marks: large female cameo: pin stem marked 14k, frame tests at low karat gold; male cameo: pin stem marked 10k, frame tests at low karat gold; small female cameo: 14k; maritime cameo unmarked, tests at low karat gold; hair comb: 14. Large female cameo: 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ ins; male cameo: 1 7/8 x 2 ¼ ins; small female cameo: 1 3/8 x 1 ¾ ins; maritime cameo: 1 3/8 x 1 ¾ ins; hair comb: 4 ¼ x 2 ½ ins.
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