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Vintage Art Deco 18K Gold Shell Cameo Renaissance Revival Brooch/Pendant & Earring Set
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Dates to the Art Deco era, circa 1930. Likely Italian in origins for both the cameos and the gold work.
The brooch is crafted in solid 18K yellow gold, and is hallmarked ‘750’. The earrings aren’t hallmarked, but have been carefully acid tested to verify that the gold content is indeed 18K on the main frame. The earrings posts and backings are not original and are both 14K gold.
The brooch is absolutely gorgeous! It features a hand carved shell cameo of a renaissance woman - and the detail is magnificent! She is set into a wonderful scallop edged frame.
The brooch measures 1.31” by 1.71” (without the bail) and weighs 13.8 grams. The back has a locking clasp and barrel pin, as well as a fold down bail for wearing as a pendant upon a necklace chain.
The earrings features a carving of the same woman, but much smaller of course. They have a matching scallop edged frame. They are currently post-back, but I can see where they were professionally altered from the original screw-backings at the base.
The earrings measure 0.86” by 0.55”, and together weigh 5.8 grams with the backings.
Condition of the set is very good, with no damages or repairs, and only the alteration of the earrings noted above.
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Yellow Gold, Size: N/A
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Laura Howden Dies, Melfort, SK, Canada
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