Posted 5 years ago
Hi everybody, and Merry Christmas!
I recently added this to my (ever growing) brooch collection and have been puzzling over it for a few weeks. It was very dirty when I got it and little detail was visible, however, I've been cleaning it up every time I've had a spare chance and I think it looks like the Gorgon, Medusa and I wondered what you guys thought. It appears to be silver plated because the back doesn't have any covering but I have no idea what the material underneath is. It's very stinky, dark red with holes in, and hard like stone. I'm think maybe lava? It's my first cameo so I've been doing my homework but I haven't seen another of these. I'm guessing it's Art Nouveau but I really am guessing. Any help would be appreciated. It's very detailed and the cleaver it gets the more detail becomes visible. It's approx 6cm high, 4cm across.
Thanks for looking and I'm grateful in advance for any info you can offer.