Victorian Lava Cherub Brooch

$ 295.00

  • Victorian Lava Cherub Brooch 
  • Brooch features a handcarved high relief Cherub with a fish inside of a shell. 
  • Made in Italy during the 1800s. 
  • Lava cameos were originally sold as souvenirs to travelers visiting the Ruins of Pompeii while on the Grand Tour of Europe. 
  • The "Lava" is not actually cooled lava rock, likely it is tuff or volcanic breccia. 
  • The brooch measures 2 1/4" x 7/8" x 3/8" deep. 
  • Has original pin back with C-hook style catch. 
  • Carved Lava in good - very good condition.  There are a few chips along the rim of the shell. 
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