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    Posted 3 months ago

    Lisa288
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    Vintage 10k Cameo Pendant with Small Pearls Around Pendant (MYSTERY UNSOLVED!!)

    My Grandmother Passed Away a Few Years Ago at the age of 93. She left me thus Cameo
    on the Gold it states 10 k and around d the entire Cameo their are Small Pearls with a gold trim outline.
    If Anyone Knows:
    1. Who this is on the Cameo?
    2. Approximately what year this was Made?
    3. Who is the Artist of This Gold Cameo Pendant?
    4. APPROXIMATE Value?
    Or Any other info I would Greatly Appreciate
    Your Feedback !!!

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 months ago
      Beautiful shell cameo, they often depict a Greek or Roman goddess
    2. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 3 months ago
      She is cut in helmet shell. 'Flora' was a common subject on Victorian cameos, a woman dripping in flowers. In the early 20th century she morphed into what I think of as 'corsage ladies', pretty women with a more contemporary look, wearing a corsage on the shoulder, sometimes something that looks like a flower arrangement on top of the head. Your lady looks like a transitional figure: no longer quite Flora, more art nouveau influenced.

      The setting is especially lovely, have never seen another quite like it. The findings, the hinge & clasp are also intermediate forms: more sophisticated than the simple T hinge & C clasp; not the types in use today.

      If I'm doing the math correctly, grandmother was born in the early 1920s? The cameo brooch is of a type that was popular in the 20s & 30s. If she was the first owner, perhaps a gift for a significant birthday, such as 18 or 21, or perhaps a graduation gift. The other possibility is that she had it from her mother, but think she would have told you that?

      As for value, the cameo market is all over the place right now. Your best guidance would come from checking eBay, etc., listings of recently sold cameos that are similar to yours. Do not go by what is being asked for cameos yet to be sold.
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 3 months ago
      Very pretty and so good to hear cameoslueth's expertise.
    4. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 3 months ago
      Thank you, valentino97. :)
    5. kyratango kyratango, 3 months ago
      Beautiful! Nice mount, pleasant subject and a family heirloom (priceless!).
      Cameosleuth is always the cameo goddess :-)
    6. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 3 months ago
      Thank you, kyratango, for the chorus of praise. :)

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