Posted 6 years ago
I had my friend Geri examine this and test it for gold content - not even a smidge of 8kt. The cameo was compared with loose cameos of the same size and appears to be genuine. The attached pin is a bit strange. The hinge is wide so that dates it to Victorian times. The rollover clasp is a replacement either for a previous rollover or a C clasp.
I've read a few articles on pinchbeck and this brooch appears to fit the description.
The brooch measures about one inch by 3/4 inch.
Thanks, CW friends!