A Victorian 15 carat gold brooch with a finely carved coral cameo, a lovely example of the 19th century Etruscan revival movement. Hallmarked in Birmingham, England in 1896, this is an exceptional example of the craftsmanship which thrived in the city at that time. The cameo is most probably Italian, at the time that this brooch was made Italy was the international centre for the carving of cameos, many of which were then exported all over the world to be mounted by jewellers specialising in the craft. Italy was also a major source of finely coloured corals, of which this is a prime example. The brooch has survived in exceptional condition and is a wonderfully preserved example of jewellery history.
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Some light scratches according to the age
W 1.08 in. x D 0.58 in.W 27.3 mm x D 14.6 mm
1.89 in. (48 mm)