A Victorian Hardstone Cameo Brooch
A Victorian hardstone cameo brooch, the hardstone cameo depicting a profile of lady in Roman style wearing rose wreath, surrounded by a thirty five pearls, all set in yellow gold mount with scalloped edges and brooch fitting, circa 1860, measuring approximately 4.5 x 5.3cm, gross weight 39.3 grams. Victorian brooch in Excellent conditio. Unmarked tested as 18ct gold.
A classic Victorian cameo brooch. Beloved by Queen Victoria, the cameo became very popular during her reign with the pearl set cameo being a favourite design of the period. The white of the pearls and carved Roman style profile is complemented nicely by the slight orange tinge and rich red background.
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.