A Victorian Hardstone Cameo Brooch Pendant
A Victorian hardstone cameo brooch pendant with blue enamel and pearl surround, the hardstone cameo depicting a female face in the Roman style surrounded by a scalloped edge of blue enamel and thirty half-pearls to a cut down setting in a closed back gold mount with a detachable push clasp brooch fitting and a hinged pendant loop, circa 1860, measuring approximately 45 x 37mm, gross weight 24.3 grams. This brooch is in excellent condition, later applied rat-tail and pendant loop. Unmarked tested as 18ct Gold.
A beautiful Victorian cameo which in the fashion of its day, can be worn as a brooch or a pendant. This is a refined take on the popular cameo style, with a blue enamel border complementing both the carved Roman style portrait in the centre and the iridescent pearls surrounding it.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.