Gorgeous Antiquee D’A Bros Cameo Pendant / Pin / Brooch. This large carved shell pendant is signed in a 1/20 12K gold filled setting. Marked “D’A Bros 1/20 12K G.F.” An elegant piece of art made to possess by an art collector.
This pretty pin/ pendant measures approximately 1.40 inches tall by about 1 inches wide at its widest point. Really exceptional carving on this lovely cameo. The natural shell color is also mesmerizing with colors ranging from beige, pink to coral orange.
Condition: Good, Vintage.
Size: Length: 1.4 inches, Width: 1 inch.
The hand carving shows a Roman woman bust with downcast eyes and a shy smile facing right. She wears a pearl dangling earring and a tiara on properly set curls. Part of her gown in visible.
Metal: Gold – 12 Carats Gold Filled Filigree work framing the entire oval pendant.
Shell: Hand carved coral shell with a lovely cream and coral pink natural color.
Signed: D A BROS 1/20 12KGF.
A little bit of history:
With the reign of Queen Victoria, Great Britain became a major jewelry center. The Industrial Revolution was creating a new middle class that used jewelry to flaunt its new found wealth. Elaborate cameos of shell and stone, lockets of Renaissance Revival, hearts, flowers and animal themed jewelry set with seed pearls were the styles of the Victorian Era.