Brooch / pendant in 18 karat yellow gold (acid tested).
Octagonal shaped with an openwork circle pattern and studded with natural pearls, this pendant holds a cameo on 4-layered agate representing the left profile of a bust woman. The back opens like a medallion to incorporate a photo or lock of hair.
For the brooch, the hanging system is a pin with safety hook. The latter bends and the pin unscrews to allow the jewel to be worn as a pendant. The removable bail is in the shape of an openwork lily flower.
Height : approximately 5.7 cm, Width : approximatley 3 cm, Cameo Size: 2.1 cm x 2.7 cm.
Total weight of the jewel : approximately 18.5 g.
Authentic antique jewel - French work of the 19th century, a tiny agate pearl is missing from the elegant necklace, very little visible.
Our opinion : Rare, the antique cameo is magnificent. A superb antique collector's item reserved for enlightened amateurs.
The story of this jewel : Presented in a shaped and original case in leather and velvet, this jewel was purchased from the prestigious Maison Aucoc, supplier to the Emperor and the Queen of England.
French Aucoc 19th Century Antique Cameo Natural Pearls Locket Pendant Brooch
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