One of a kind, we've seen subject of Angels with musical instruments in cameo carving before but certainly not in this design and scene. There five(5) angels or saint figures holding or accompany with Cello, Sword, Urn, Harp, and Flute. Great details and beautiful facial features, so rare. I was told one of them could be St. Cecilia.
Set in a gold filled frame, marked "VENIERE" and another very small unreadable mark on the pin catch. Measures approx. 2-1/4 inches by 1-7/8 inches. Pin back is in good working and it extends the pin body by 3/8 inches. In very good condition, the shell is nice and thick, there is one faint line to top left corner only visible under strong back light, no cracks or other damage. Weighs 19.5 grams.