This lovely brooch is simply breathtaking. The elaborate detail surrounding the square shaped cameo is one of the prettiest I have seen. The elongated oval shaped brooch is 1 3/4" x 1". The detail features leaves and florals in an open worked design with solid fan-shaped ends. The cameo, facing left, is prong set. It is square shaped and intricately carved with lovely detail of the face, an important feature of good cameos. Three of the prongs are missing, but the cameo is solidly set in and there is the slightest little chip is the lower left corner of the cameo. These things are hardly noticeable given the lovely detail of the brooch.
The back of the brooch is trademarked 1-40-12Kt and Gold Filled. The pin back has letters that appear to be OSCO. The pin back has a riveted hinge, a feature of the early 1900s. The brooch is in wonderful vintage condition, the pin back works very well and it only needs a light cleaning, but will leave that to the discretion of the buyer.