Early Hand Carved Shell Cameo Brooch with Tube Hinge - Yourgreatfinds, Vintage Jewelry - 1
Early Hand Carved Shell Cameo Brooch with Tube Hinge - Yourgreatfinds, Vintage Jewelry - 1
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Early Hand Carved Shell Cameo Brooch with Tube Hinge

Antique hand carved cameo brooch carved in high relief. Left facing. Gold over brass setting with early tube hinge and "C" clasp. Measures 1 1/4" tall by 1 1/8" wide. Weight: 8 grams. Line in the side of head is not a crack, but a striation that has color. 

I don't see a signature on the back. Nice detail. 19th C.