Victorian pinchbeck Cameo of an Artist and his muse, brooch (50 x 58.5mm), Circa 1860
An early Victorian, large Cameo brooch, depicting an artist and his muse. This lovely high relief cameo carving is framed in a rope and bead decorated surround.
Complete with T-bar & C-clasp fitting.
This large antique Cameo brooch Measures 50 x 58.5mm
Pinchbeck is a form of brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, combined together so that it closely resembles gold in appearance. It was invented in the early 18th century by Christopher Pinchbeck, a London clock and watchmaker.
Measurements: 50 x 58.5mm
Total weight: 20 grams
Date: Victorian (1837 to 1901)