Antique Edwardian gold filled cameo brooch pin signed PR ST CO Providence Stock Company, in a most unusual shape, with gorgeous details of both the mounting, and the hand carved shell cameo. Measures 1-3/4" x 1-1/2, and the mount measures 1/4" in thickness. The cameo measures 1-3/8" x 1" and is in an unusual fan shape. The detail is splendid, with a left facing woman in profile flanked on each side by a flowered arch. The mounting is gorgeous, with raised applied individually pieced construction including green gold leaves, rose gold and yellow gold flowers, and textured wire work. Truly gorgeous! The brooch has a loop at the top so if you would want to add a bail, it would be super easy to wear this as a necklace. Hallmarked and maker marked on the back inside lower edge of the mounting "PR ST CO 1/20 12K GF". White metal pin stem with fold over safety clasp. In excellent condition, well cared for, circa 1910-1910.
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About Providence Stock Company (PR ST CO), Providence, Rhode Island. First listed in the Providence directories in 1890. The last listing found was in 1950. An advertisement of 1904 says “Our specialties are: in gold filled, vest, Dickens, Ponys, Fobs, Waldemars, Duke of Marlborough, Lorgnettes, and Neck Chains, Chain Bracelets; in 10k solid gold, Lockets, Brooches, Scarf Pins, Pendants and Buttons, and in sterling silver Marguerite Extending Bracelets, Friendship Hearts, and small novelties."- courtesy American Jewelry Manufacturers by Dorothy T. Rainwater.
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.
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3) The item must be received in the same condition as when it was shipped to you, with any tags or identifying marks intact.
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