Antique 18ct Gold Coral Cameo Edwardian Hand carved Chased 18K
Antique 18ct Gold Coral Cameo Edwardian Hand carved. This is an absolutely stunning example of an Edwardian cameo brooch, deeply carved in salmon coral and set in 18ct yellow gold. Please inspect the pictures to seen the divine quality workmanship executed in this piece, the lady has extremely fine features of the hair is worn and very classical revival style - with a diadem. Possibly a representation of Psyche or Diana. The delicate 18ct gold (750) surround is hand chased and decorated with flowers and leaves and fine line work. This is a fine antique example, it does have signs of wear and use - the pin mount having been replaced at some point (the new mount is a stronger metal like steel). Some soldering (probably in lead) to hold the new mount. Some slight dents to the reverse. A collector's piece rather than a functional item. The catch of the brooch is loose - so if you did want to wear it you'd probably need to get that repaired by a specialist jeweller.
Measurements 1 and 3/8 inches tall by 1 and 1/8 inch wide (see pictures for ruler in cm). Approximate global weight 6.7 g.
Metals: The cameo mount and surround is pure 18ct yellow gold. The catch is also 18ct gold, the pin is brass, the mount for the pin is steel. Please inspect photos and feel welcome to ask any questions. Many cameos are carved from shell, this one is from coral - a more precious natural material.
It's deeply carved and has beautiful natural peach/pink salmon colour. Will be sent extremely well packaged and insured. As a gesture, I've chosen a local charity to donate a small amount from the sale. I'm not affiliated with Julia's House in any way - but they do wonderful work for local families supporting children with life-limiting, life threatening and terminal illnesses. If you have any questions please feel welcome to ask and if you change your mind, or don't fall in love with your item please get in touch.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "antiquejanet" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Antique: Yes
- Occasion: Anniversary, Birthday, Christening, Christmas, Confirmation/Communion, Engagement, Graduation, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Wedding
- Main Stone Colour: Pink
- Material: Coral
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Main Stone: Coral
- Colour: Pink
- Vintage: Yes
- Brand: Cameo
- Type: Brooch
- Department: Women
- Metal Purity: 18ct
- Era: Edwardian (1901-1910)
- Main Stone Shape: Oval
- Base Metal: Gold
- Jewellery Department: Fine
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
- Handmade: Yes