She is a serene, classical beauty captured in the large hardstone cameo.
Finely carved out in agate, the cameo dates back from around 1880. It has been set into a simple and elegant frame of 14 carat yellow gold in the Continental Europe in the "between the wars" period, as it is referred to locally, 1918-1939. This frame would have been made nearer to the 1930's, the Art Deco period. It is reflected in the style of the gold surround as well as the shape of the brooch closure. There is only a partly visible hallmark on the pin and it certainly looks like half of a Polish 14 carat gold hallmark. We confirmed the gold content by testing.
This cameo brooch has a fantastic look and the wearability factor as it is a lovely, impactful size; it measures 1.98 by 1.4 inches. The colours of the agate pop out with a super contrast of the dark tan background and the ivory white of the carving. She is a beautiful woman too with fine features and wonderfully adorned. The cameo weighs 21.7 grams and is in superb condition.
We love ....... this gorgeous lady pinned onto our scarf....she is beautiful and elegant and ever so stylish. The 1880's....the 1930's......and 2020's..... and onwards. Way to go, lovely lady......she just does not get old ! :)
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Hardstone Agate Cameo Brooch Pin Circa 1880