This is a rare antique gold-filled flip pin with a hand-carved shell scenic cameo on one side and, on the other side, an antique photograph of a man in a military uniform. The cameo features a woman standing by a tree, next to a house. The antique photograph features hand-painted detailing, such as pink lips and gold on the collar, buttons and fringed epaulettes. The pin has a twist frame inside a narrow plain frame, and rotates easily.
The pin is 2 inches high, 1 3/4 inches wide, and has a C clasp. This unique flip pin is in excellent antique condition: no chips or cracks in the cameo; no dents in the frame, but you can see the solder around the top and bottom posts; there are "smudges" between the glass and the photo, but when you hold it at an angle, you can see the portrait clearly.
Note: when the cameo is in front, the photograph is upside down in the back, and when the photograph is in front, the cameo is upside down in the back. Thank you for your interest.
Please be sure to see our other items. The item "ANTIQUE RARE GOLD-FILLED FLIP PIN CARVED SCENIC CAMEO & PHOTO MILITARY UNIFORM" is in sale since Friday, September 12, 2014. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "lalas3" and is located in Tolland, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.