Victorian Mourning Seed Pearl Black and White Onyx Cameo Brooch

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Description

This antique cameo is exquisitely made! The 10k rose gold backing was crafted by hand, and each small seed pearl was set by hand. The main stone is onyx, expertly set with gold bars and pearls, and in turn topped with a collectors quality carving in the profile of a Victorian Matron, likely Queen Victorian herself.. This piece dates to the early 1900s.
Cameo is the art of carving a layered material, creating a portrait or landscape with the difference in the colors. While traditionally done in shell, banded onyx has been used in cameo work - particularly in Greece and Italy - for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

Metal: 10k Rose Gold
Cameo: Black and White Onyx
Other Stones: Seed Pearls, finely set
Size: 37 mm x 30 mm
Marks: none
Condition: This pretty piece has some signs of wear, including patina on the back
Time Period: Mid to Late 1800s

Sizing

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