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GREEK BEAUTY Early VULCANITE CAMEO PIN c1870

GREEK BEAUTY Early VULCANITE CAMEO PIN c1870


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Costume: Pre 1900: Item # 390935

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Thorold, Ontario, Canada L2V 3Y7
905-682-0090

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A nice mid-Victorian early thermoplastic or vulcanite cameo brooch c1860-70. Made of the same medium brown thermoplastic used in the era for items such as photograph cases (and sometimes mis-described as gutta percha, and also known by the trade name of Vulcanite), this 1-7/8" x 1-1/2" brooch has fine detail, and it depicts a cameo of very high definition (she sits a full 3/8" above the surface platform). She is a classical period Greek beauty with her eyes closed and a look of rapture on her face - she looks like Penelope from the classic Greek epic myth. The platform surface is surrounded by a twisted rope border. It has a replaced pin with a safety catch, and this lovely pin is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, staining, corrosion, repairs or damage other than the pin replacement. Surface shipping tarts at $6.20 (to the US - other spots may vary) - insured is higher, and mandatory on items over $95 if paid with a credit card. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT accept Paypal.