You are viewing a very fine quality Victorian era Cameo brooch made around 1870. The brooch measures 2" long by 1 3/4" wide. The frame is hand made in 14K gold. The shell Cameo is backed onto a chocolate brown shell which is pined onto a brass back. The white Cameo shell portrait is pinned with gold pins onto the chocolate backing.There is a missing piece of gold on the bezel of the frame, see photo.The gold frame has a hand engraved border. The brooch weighs 17.6 grams.