Judy Jay's

Time Dances By

jjay@timedancesby.com


Phone: 210-690-8454

Fax: 210-699-4492


Cameos: CA045

 

HEAVEN REVEALED ( Victorian Shell Cameo Brooch ): Glorious is the only word for this truly magnificent Victorian hand carved Shell Cameo Brooch depicting the Madonna and infant Jesus. (c. 1860 - 1880) In a rare full length portrait, Mary walks on heavenly clouds cradling her infant son in her arms, as her gown and veil flow gracefully around her. She is revealed to the onlooker by the parting of carved draperies held by tiny winged cherubim, two to each side and four overhead. Set in a substantial 18 KT gold mounting featuring delicate rope and ribbon twist borders, the brooch retains its original C clasp and hook for a safety chain as well as another hook suitable for an additional dangle or drop. The pin stem is a later replacement. This cameo brooch is presented in its original fitted box, which is time worn and no longer closes securely, but has been its resting place to this day. It is still rare to have the original box. Condition: Very good. No chips or cracks. A stress line not visible to the naked eye on the left of the baby. Wear to the top 4 cherubs and light wear to the Madonna’s head. Bezel rim at 4:00 is slightly crimped. Size: 2 1/2" high, 2" wide, 3/8" deep.

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