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Cameos63 of 427Fernandina beach Florida Vintage findCameo style brooch
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    Posted 3 years ago

    MadamMisty
    (68 items)

    This cameo pin was gifted to me by my sister who received it when an elderly relative passed away. I am hoping someone can suggest its age and possible origin. I would never sell it and would like to learn more about it. Thank you.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous carved shell cameo, please do keep this it's a rare beauty. The scene looks familiar to me, a mythological goddess (possibly Athena) holding a team of horses, perhaps I've seen this on Wedgwood jasperware
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Seems to be a very popular motif. I love mine and yours too!

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/228253-cameo-of-roman-goddess-aurora-heralding
    3. raven3766 raven3766, 3 years ago
      Oh, I love it!
    4. MadamMisty MadamMisty, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much for the information and the link valentino97. Appreciate the love Newfld and raven3766.
    5. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 3 years ago
      Italian, helmet shell, Nike/Victoria:

      https://cameotimes.com/index.php/profiles-1/minor-gods/nike-victoria

      Although the hinge & clasp with long pin stem are of an older type, the way it is held into the frame suggests early 20th century.
    6. MadamMisty MadamMisty, 3 years ago
      Cameosleuth -- thank you for the information. I always wear it with an eraser stuck between the pin stem and the clasp -- just in case!
    7. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 3 years ago
      A clever solution to a real & present danger! I have some in my collection that came with the clutch for a stickpin on the pin stem. Glad to hear you wear your piece. High time cameos came back in fashion. :)

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