#128 Engraved Pinna Shell Figural

This exquisite rare pinna shell is engraved with a figure in tricorn hat standing upon an elaborately patterned crescent moon. Paint enhancement embellished the figure and gold tint fills the engraving. There is a minor chip on the reverse edge and a larger flaw which may have been original in the shell. Neither of these blemishes show from the front. Brass two-way shank.