Victorian Large 14kt Hand Carved Tortoise Shell Angel Pin
Now a banned material, Antique tortoise shell jewelry has become very collectable. This beautiful angel pin, which is from the Victorian era (ca1880), is made from hand carved tortoise shell. It depicts a sweet angel face looking to the side, with beautiful wings surrounding its face. The detail of the piece is very fine with intricate facial features and flowing locks of hair. On the back of the pin is the original 14kt gold clasp with a 'c' catch. The tortoise shell has a magnificent color, with earthy tones of amber, orange, and brown. It would make a beautiful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pin measures 3” long, 1” tall, and approximately 5/8” at its deepest point.
Condition: The pin is in excellent condition. Besides normal surface wear and a few minor chips, there is no serious damage to the tortoise shell, and the clasp is in good working order.