FINE Large Cameo of Jesus in Silver Gilt Brooch, c.1875!FINE Large Cameo of Jesus in Silver Gilt Brooch, c.1875!FINE Large Cameo of Jesus in Silver Gilt Brooch, c.1875!FINE Large Cameo of Jesus in Silver Gilt Brooch, c.1875!

Dating to c.1870-1880, this is a fine and expressive cameo brooch of Jesus that will make a thoughtful and wallet-friendly Christmas gift (it is not too early to start shopping)!

Measuring 2" x 1 1/2", this finely-carved cameo depicts Jesus as handsome and wise young man facing right. He wears his hair long and flowing, and his moustache and beard are so well-carved that one can see the individual strands of hair! He is carved from conch shell, and there are areas pale orange that decorate his flowing robes - a nice touch on the part of the carver!

This cameo is in 100% all-original condition, and is mounted in an openwork silver-gilt frame. The gilding is completely intact, and bears a rich, original "bloom" that only the passage of 130+ years can impart! The reverse of the brooch retains its original "T and C" clasp. There is also a loop at the top that once likely held a safety chain, but one could put a bail into the loop and wear this lovely cameo as a pendant!

Weighing in at 11.5 grams, this cameo brooch is the perfect size - not too large, and certainly not to small. It lights up anything you wear it with, and is free of cracks or chips. Simply a fine example of a Victorian devotional cameo, this jewel will make a thoughtful Christmas gift for that special lady, or better yet, treat yourself this year - you deserve it! Either way, do not miss this lovely jewel!

Item ID: 1332


FINE Large Cameo of Jesus in Silver Gilt Brooch, c.1875!

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