A wonderfully large cameo brooch from the early Edwardian era, c1901! The brooch is made in 9ct gold and the colour is a warm rose hue with yellow hint. The large cameo is set in a double gold bezel frame, which is decorated with a rope trim. The beautiful hand carved cameo depicts a 'Romanesque' woman's head and shoulders. It is detailed with curled hair along with tendrils and accented with flowers and a beaded (or pearl-like) hair adornment. A drape flows over the shoulders and rests on her lower neckline. There are splashes of rustic orange shades adorning her curled hair and drape. On the back is a silver-tone pin and a c-clasp connection - the pin has very good tension! There is a ring at the top which the safety chain connects to. The ring may be utilized to convert into a pendant if you prefer.
A set of hallmarks are just visible on the back of brooch. They appear to be the early Australian stamps - a 'sheaf' to the right and '9' in the centre, alongside the makers mark which is difficult to decipher.
An impressive cameo piece which would make an elegant addition to the outfit.