45006274 Beryl Lane - Antique c1910 Australian 9k Gold Shell Cameo Brooch by A Benjamin & Sons (damaged)
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Antique c1910 Australian 9ct Gold Shell Cameo Brooch by A Benjamin & Sons (damaged)

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A lovely antique cameo brooch from the Edwardian era c1910! The brooch is made in 9ct gold and the colour is a warm rose hue, along with a yellow gold rope trim. Unfortunately the cameo does endure damage for it's 100+ year age - it is broken near upper left edge and has a crack to the opposite sid ...Read more
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A lovely antique cameo brooch from the Edwardian era c1910! The brooch is made in 9ct gold and the colour is a warm rose hue, along with a yellow gold rope trim.


Unfortunately the cameo does endure damage for it's 100+ year age - it is broken near upper left edge and has a crack to the opposite side. Although damaged the brooch is still presentable and charming. Given the position of the cameo break (behind the raised hair carving) it does not detract from the overall look of the cameo brooch. The crack to opposite side is difficult to detect to the unaided eye. The cameo is set in a double gold bezel frame, which is decorated with a yellow gold 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. Her face is tilted upward to the left. A bust and drape elegantly flows over her shoulders. There are splashes of rustic orange shades adorning her curled hair, flowers and bust. 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 small ring at the top may be utilized to convert into a pendant if you prefer.

Stamps are visible on a plaque placed to the back of the brooch- stamped "9CT" along with a 'bee" mark which is that of A. Benjamin and sons of Melbourne, Australia.

A lovely antique cameo brooch which would make an elegant addition on the collar!

Edwardian, c1910
9ct Gold
Cameo shell measuring approximately 3.20cm x 2.40cm.
Stamped- '9ct' and 'bee'
8.31 grams
4.10cm (1 1/2" inches height x 3.20cm (1 1/4" inches) across
The cameo is damaged - broken near upper left edge and has a crack to the opposite side. The frame has a dent along the right-hand side, otherwise the gold setting and surround is in very good condition and the pin works well with excellent tension. Overall, and to the naked eye the brooch is presentable and given the position of the cameo break it does not detract from the overall look of the cameo brooch. It has been priced accordingly for damage. A lovely cameo piece of early Australian jewellery!
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