We have here a tiny, finely carved Victorian cameo brooch. The carving depicts a maiden (possibly Flora?) and is in very high relief. The cameo itself is without any flaws or stress lines that I can see (the white ‘shadow’ in front of the goddess’ face is a reflection or trick of the light and is not actually present on the brooch).

The brooch was bought by my mother-in-law as tested 9ct gold and the pin appears to be likewise. There is a safety chain attached but this is untested. The brooch measures approx. 1in x 0.75in.

This is in excellent condition, although the pin (which is a good strong one with a barrel hinge and ‘C’ clasp’) could do with a little adjustment, as it is slightly loose.

Over the next few weeks we shall be selling a sizeable quantity of my mother-in-law’s collection of vintage and antique jewellery, as well as a few other bits and pieces (presumably so that she can clutter up the house with more!). Please see our other listings.

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