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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Never seen a cameo on green agate!

    This one has a beautiful mount:
    Green enamel on chased 14k gold(no marks) old mine cut diamonds (10 points each) silver box set (engraved too), pearls pinned with rosecut tiny diamonds.

    Old security roll clasp, dating it around 1930.

    Nice size:
    1.11/16" or 4.5cm high
    1.3/8" or 3.5cm wide

    Hope it will please you :-)


    1. davyd286, 4 years ago
      Lovely brooch! Do you think it may be French?
    2. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
    3. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Davyd! Not French, only 18k was allowed, nothing under.

      Thank you, Roycroft for your sweet comment ;-))
    4. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 4 years ago
      Very Beautiful!!
    5. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      well I hope honey bunch is a guide in those alps ....because of all the money u been spending on these lovely jewels and gems ...smiling
    6. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      OMG! How do you know my man is hiking all the Alps for 3 months???
      He is spending more money than me ;-)
      2 months off are a consequent loss!
    7. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      lol u toll us last week ...smiling were u in to the cherry that night
    8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Must be the lack of him, lol!
      You seem to have better memory than me ;-)
    9. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      16.kyratango kyratango, 21 days ago
      You already have it! Please!
      And my man is hiking through the Alpes till end of september... I need a Cheyenne... Oops, forgot I'll have one in August (the pet cat I'll care of is a Maine Coon named Cheyen
    10. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Wooohhh Roycroft! You are my fan, remember all my comments ;-D
      Of course, now I remember the handsome Indian scout :-))
    11. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      only a fan of people with an I Q over 150.....smiling ...
    12. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Damn! How do you know my IQ!?!
    13. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      lol ....
    14. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 4 years ago
      Beautiful cameo, Kyra!
    15. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much BelleEpoque for enjoying it :)
    16. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Jean, Vetraio and Racer for your cameo loves!
    17. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      What a fabulous piece of jewelry.............!!!!
    18. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Efe for your appreciated comment and love :-)
      Thank you too Cherubchick, Toni and Trey for loving my lady!
    19. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thanks again, Sklo and Windwalker !
    20. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Bb2! And Efe, for loving it again :-)
    21. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
    22. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you PCC for your so nice comment :-)
    23. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      was looking at these ...right up you alley....smiling
    24. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Oh la la ! Thank you Roycroft! I bid on all before the Alpinist has spent all the money ;-))
    25. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thanks Officialfuel and Valentino for your loves!
    26. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      I c your new profile smiling nice
    27. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Hi Kyra, where as OAS gone, she or he was such a informative person, it's really sad that these people leave, I'm :-(
    28. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thanks again, Roycroft, for beeing so attentive ;-) and for the compliment !

      Jean, i discovered too OAS left :-(
      Don't know what happened, and hoping she doesn't have health issues...
    29. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      It's such a shame if she as left, she really contributed to CW. I also hope she doesn't have health issues. If you read this OAS please come back.
    30. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thank you Jean for
      your love!
    31. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Many, many, lots of thanks dear Valentino for your constants loves :-D
    32. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      lov the puppyyyyyyyyyyyyy..
    33. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      He he, Tango was standing with a fur plaid on the head, lip stuck over his gums, lol!
      Thank you Roycroft for the comment :-))
    34. paris1925 paris1925, 3 years ago
      love this one good catch pascale-)
    35. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Merci David :-) I think it is really "stunning!"
      A lazy but sincere collective thank to the 28 lovers, I love you all!
    36. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 2 years ago
      i - Just seeing this . The cameo itself is probably German, Idar-Oberstein region. The stone will have been treated to get the green layer; agate is porous & easily dyed, even the Romans knew how to do it. This green does not occur in natural agate. A readable short account of the Idar-Oberstein gem cutting history is here:

      The setting is very interesting, have never seen anything similar. Could also be German? They had goldsmiths too, but everyone seems to assume everything has to be English or French. Trying to research the Nero cameo I have on that board, could not find any scholarly literature on German cameos or cameo cutters, even though the literature on medalists & gem engravers lists many. Problem may be that Google thinks I don't want any results in German.
    37. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Hi Cameosleuth! As always your comment is so interesting and documented! Thanks a lot for the link :-)

      I knew green agate is dyed, this is the first old cameo carved from it I see.
      The green backgroud of the profile is mate, rather unusual for me (but I'm far to be a cameo specialist!)

      Same for the guilloché enamel mount, you may be right thinking it could be german!
    38. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 2 years ago
      I have not studied this in any very scientific way, but the vintage/antique cameos with a green background I see where the age is known seem to date to around the turn of the (20th) century. It's a really lovely piece. :)
    39. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Thanks again, Cameosleuth! I thought if was around 1930 from the clasp, but turn of 20th fits me too :-))

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