LARGE antique Edwardian 10k rose gold cameo brooch pin pendant, very special with the engraving "Fred to Lillian 1913" hand engraved on the back, and maker signed for the Untermeyer Robbins Company. Absolutely gorgeous details, this hand carved natural shell cameo depicts (Greek) Demeter, or (Roman) Ceres: Goddess of the Harvest, identified by the chaff of wheat accent in her head dress and scythe or sickle, and also lovely details including a strand of pearls, and very well detailed ringlet curls. The brooch measures 2-1/4" x 1-3/4", the shell itself measures 2" (50mm) x 1-1/2". Set in a 10k rose gold mounting with beautifully engraved bezel. Maker signed with a rose shaped logo. In excellent condition. Has a folding bail so that it can also be worn as a pendant. Circa 1900-1910. About the maker: Untermeyer-Robbins Company- New York, New York. Established 1902. Diamond importers, watch case manufacturer, gold and platinum rings, watch bracelets. Last known listing in 1950. Additional images:
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Please do note that all natural shell cameos when held to strong light will show fine growth lines to some extent, which is unique to each individual piece. We carefully examine all of our cameos to make sure that any hairlines do not penetrate the front and back surfaces of the shell, and do not compromise the integrity of the cameo.
Cameos make an incredible traditional bridal gift from mother to daughter, usually given with the intent of wearing at the wedding ceremony, and to eventually pass down to their own daughter. They also make a very popular choice for "Something Borrowed". We recommend storing fine cameo jewelry individually in a crush proof box, away from any other pieces that may damage them. Do not exposed to extreme cold temperatures, and occasionally you should moisturize the shell with olive or mineral oil. Please clean the mounting only with a very mild liquid soap such as Dove Liquid, a soft toothbrush, and a very gentle scrubbing action. Rinse well with plain tepid (luke warm) water, pat dry gently with a soft towel, and re-moisturize the shell cameo with oil after it is thoroughly dry.