SOLD Victorian 15ct Gold Zeus Cameo Pendant
A lovely shell cameo from the late Victorian period, c1890s. The pendant is made from 15ct gold and has a classic rope twist design around the simple gold frame. The cameo is a beautiful quality shell cameo in a closed back setting. The carving is very beautiful and there is plenty of detail. It depicts the God, Zeus, said to be the most powerful of all Gods and symbolising wisdom and awareness. He is said to be the God of the Heavens. This is a lovely classic piece, possibly converted from a brooch due to the fixtures on the back, though it came to me as is.
This pendant will come on a 14kt gold fill chain as pictured.
Materials - 15ct Gold (tested), Shell Cameo
Age - C1890s
Size - The pendant measures approx 22mm long excluding the bail and is approx 18mm wide
Condition - Good. There is a tiny split to one side of the setting, noted for accuracy only. The cameo is very secure. The back of the pendant has remains of an alternative fitting as mentioned above.
Weight - 3.3g pendant only.