A huge outstanding mid-Victorian cameo locket brooch. The hand carved shell depicts one of the most desirable images in shell carvings, Hebe feeding Zeus disguised as an eagle. The cameo is set into an impressive pinchbeck frame that does not discolour or tarnish.
Tube loop and globe decoration around the outer edge. On the reverse the bevel edged, glazed, vacant compartment has the original engraved frame. Original pin and C clasp is good working order. Brooch is 2 7/8 inches x 2 ¼ inches.The item "Huge Antique Victorian Shell Cameo Mourning Locket Brooch Pin Hebe & Zeus" is in sale since Sunday, June 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "erh0000000" and is located in Bembridge, Isle of Wight. This item can be shipped worldwide.