We are pleased to offer this cameo brooch pendant, one of the most exquisite and beautiful hard stone cameos I have seen. It depicts a portrait of a Queen. At first we believed she is Queen Elizabeth I, but after did more research, now we think this portrait indeed depicts Mary Queen of Scots. The portrait shows the lady with a majestic expression, dressed with a pearl necklaces and earrings, a tiara, and a high lace ruff. She is mature in age and wearing a cross on her bosom. This cameo is delicately carved on rare rose colored banded agate stone. The carving shows the best masterful skills of the time.
The cameo was set in 18k yellow gold (unmarked and tested) frame, a true artwork in its own. It has two layers of gold frames, connected by multiple beads in between. The top and bottom of the brooch shows master craftmanship of a goldsmith. It has a beautiful scroll work design, with a bunch of dangled scrolls. Two tiny loops at each side of the corner, which can be used to connect two strands chain necklace with the bail. On the top, the bail is attached to a hinge, so it can be folded down when this jewelry is worn as a brooch.
The brooch pendant has an old-style T hinge and double C clasp, matching with the two layers frame. Condition of the cameo is pristine with no chips, crack, or damage to note. The frame has an excellent condition too except the pin looks like an old repair (tested as 14k yellow gold). It weights about 18.3g. Size is quite large for hardstone cameos, about 2 3/16" x 1 3/16" (55mm x 31mm),including the bail. And it is about 0.55" (15mm) thick.
Both cameo and frame date circa 1840-1860. With the rare found pink-rose color agate, delicately masterful carving, and great conditions, this cameo is truly a rare wonderful treasure worthy of adding into your collection!!
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All items listed are carefully selected. We strive to offer items that are special, highly collective, and in very good to MINT condition. Most items are vintage and may show light wear. Please see each listing for details.
Welcome to Vivien's Treasure Wonderland:Cameos. We are specialized in 19 century and early 20 century cameos. In the past years, we have been dedicated in searching highly unique, rare, items that are in great conditions. Particularly we are passionate for cameos of Greek or Roman mythological motifs. We also collect antique and vintage coral, jade, and Asian fine jewelries.
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