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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1127346 (stock #mop1)
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$225.00
Rare 19th century mother of pearl hand carved cameo brooch. Although one may think it is Biedermeier, my evaluation is that it is slightly later neoclassical era, circa 1865-1885, more like the style and look of the Statue of Liberty! Instead of the more common 2 color shallow water conch shell cameo, deep sea nautilus mother of pearl is used and the cameo is created from the different layers of texture in the shell pearl. A very elegant and unusual addition to any cameo collection. The austere simplicity of the plain mount makes it look great worn with modern clothing and against black. Faintly marked: STERLING on the top back rim of the mounting. Measures 1 inch by 1.25 inches.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1940 item #827146 (stock #silver71)
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Rare and wonderful early 20th Century three dimensional silver and paste flower brooch in the shape of a Tudor Rose. In three hinged movable pieces so that a brooch of this size will drape organically on the bosom over which it is pinned. All stones intact, although a few (less than 5) are discolored from age. For those who collect vintage paste - excellent condition. Stamped on the back: SCP ENGLAND and tests for silver even though not marked as such. Almost 3 inches long by almost 1.5 inches at its widest. See photos.