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!