A very rare and distinctive hand carved antique coral cameo brooch or watch holder, in wonderful condition too!
The cameo is deeply carved to depict Goddess Flora with roses decorate her forehead, she is carved into a 3/4 near full face view in a piece of deep bright salmon red, hand set with countless dog teeth prongs into a solid 14K rose gold setting to be worn as a brooch. There is a little hook on the back bottom of the brooch so this could be used as a watch pin back in the days. The frame is further decorated with two balls and some ribbon design, very attractive.
Measures approx. a bit over 1-3/4 inches long by 1-1/4 inches wide and an impressive 1/2 inches deep. The pin back has an old repair and is a bit tight, should be an easy adjustment by your local jeweler if desire, and the piece is otherwise in very good condition, especially the cameo, no signs of chip or wear, almost pristine. The rose gold frame has recently been professionally polished and is shining like a beacon! The piece weighs approx. 9.5 grams, would make a unique and most impressive gift!
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Antique Victorian 14K Gold Carved High Relief Coral Cameo Brooch Goddess Flora