Antique Victorian Whitby Jet Hand Carved Shell Cameo Brooch. A lovely antique Victorian Whitby Jet & shell cameo brooch. The cameo is hand carved in relief, to depict the head/shoulders of a Greek figure in profile. Mounted in a Whitby Jet frame which serves as a dramatic contrast to the whiteness of the shell. Most unusually, the pin plate to the back has been inlaid directly into the jet, rather than stuck on the surface as was typical in later pieces.
In good overall antique condition; there are some chips & fleabites around the top, left and bottom of the inner frame. These can be viewed in my photographs at various angles. In front on viewing in wear they are not noticeable. A very appealing Whitby Jet brooch for collectors.Buyers should read the description in full and study all the photographs (which themselves form part of the description). The images can be enlarged to show more detail.
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