c1910 14k Gold Superb Hand Carved White Lava Cameo of Hercules Pin Brooch
Presented is a wonderful antique 14 karat yellow gold set lava cameo pin or brooch. This gold brooch dates to circa 1910 and is likely of American make, though the carving itself is likely Italian. The cameo is finely hand carved in stately white stone and depicts Hercules in profile, wearing the skin of the Nemean lion tied around his neck. The carving is quite detailed and well done. The cameo is set in a beautifully hand engraved octagonal frame. The brooch has a lever catch style clasp, which is quite secure.This piece is not stamped or hallmarked, but we have tested it with nitric acid and guarantee it to be 14 karat gold. This piece is in great condition. The carved cameo is in great shape, very crisp and clean. The clasp functions well and closes securely. The pin measures about 1 1/2 by 1 1/4 inches.
This piece weighs 12.8 grams.