18k gold and carved hardstone. Measurements: Weight is 25.9 grams. Length is 2 inches (5cm).Description : Oval cameo with white hardstone carved away to orange ground. The cameo depicts the goddess Athena in profile, facing left. She wears a helmet with plume and armour over her chest. Long tendrils of curly hair slither down her back, echoed by the snakes carved beneath the plume of her helmet and slithering above her right shoulder. A Medusa brooch is placed over her breastplate. Beautiful carved details - from her nose and mouth to her ears and the folds of her clothing. The cameo is held in a mount of gold in concentric rings. Gold beading adorn the center of the mount. The pin is a replacement although hinge and c of clasp are original. A small loop on the top of the pendant allows it to be worn as a pendant. The cameo is signed on the reverse, MICHELINI in scratched script.
Marks and Metal: Just in front of the loop, near the 12 o'clock position, is the remnant of a hallmark, too small to decipher, but definately there. Another mark around 6'o clock is even less legible. Hallmarks are not adequately legible to attribute country of origin definitively, but it was most likely France.
Gold was acid tested to ensure metal purity. Condition: Good with negligible wear commensurate with age.
As mentioned above, pin is replacement. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer. We are reliable as our record shows, and we guarrantee everything we sell. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers.
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The item "Michelini Antique Cameo Brooch Pendant 18k Gold Hardstone Carved Cameo (6924)" is in sale since Monday, October 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "brendaginsberg" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida.
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