Vintage Art Deco signed JJ White multicolor 10k gold Bacchante wine goddess cameo brooch pin pendant. Measures 1-7/16" x 1-5/16". The hand carved cameo shell itself is securely bezel set and measures 1-1/4" x 15/16". The wine goddess Bacchante is depicted with grapes and grape leaves in the tight ringlet curls of her hair, as well as on the shoulder, and she is wearing long ear pendants and a necklace. Really beautifully done with a keen eye for detail. The simple highly polished wide frame is accented by raised green and pink gold ribbon bow accents. This has a fold over safety clasp pin back and a folding bail so that it can be worn as a necklace if desired. Hallmarked "10K" as well as maker marked on the back. In excellent very well cared for condition, circa 1940s.
J.J. White Manufacturing Company, Inc.- 114 Pine Street, Providence, Rhode Island. Established in 1896. Courtesy American Jewelry Manufacturers by Dorothy T. Rainwater- A 1978 advertisement says they have been in business for 75 years, which would mean (at the dating of this book) starting in 1903. Listed in the Providence directories since 1901. Jewelry Manufacturers. The company was purchased by Samsan Company in 1973. Alternate references cite the date of establishment at 1896. Other trademarks for this company included Helgen MFG. Co, Crusader, and Horoscope.
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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1) The item must be mailed back to us within 7 days of notification.
2) The item must be returned via USPS in its original packaging, insured for the full purchase price with delivery confirmation. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
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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