Museum Quality Large Victorian 9k Gold & Carved Shell Cameo Brooch. Around 1860
This is a wonderful very large early Victorian carved shell cameo brooch, with a solid 9 carat gold mount and safety chain. Difficult to date precisely, but it would be circa.1860. The brooch is 67mm by 56mm and the cameo itself is domed and 60mm by 47mm. The carving is superb and could be considered of museum quality.
This crown is associated with a short historical episode. on 11 November 1605, István Bocskay was crowned king with the crown. The crown consists of a circlet with a wreath of fleurs-de-lys and a closed spherical helmet, the two parts joined together with gold wire. The frontal lily is emphasised by a triangular emerald and bears a Greek cross.