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    Posted 2 years ago

    AdeleC
    (588 items)

    It's been really wet and windy this last week in the UK, but hubby and I decided to brave the weather and had a walk round our local town! I found this pretty shell cameo brooch in a charity shop. It was £3 so not too much money and the lady is quite pretty, unlike some I have seen! The metal has a copper tone to it, and it has a safety chain. It's got quite a bit of age to it, but can someone pin a date for it?

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      She's beautiful!
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      She is lovely!
      I know nothing of Cameo's, but I do know this one is quite old ( hinge & clasp)
      Cameosleuth might be able to help you....
      They know their stuff!
    3. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 2 years ago
      Hello, Adele. Was hoping that after thinking it over for a couple of days I would have something more definitive to say. The mount seems a little earlier to me than the cameo itself, although I see no evidence of a marriage. Anytime 1930s - 50s.

      I think of these as 'Spanish comb ladies'. They seem to have been an updated interpretation of a very popular earlier subject, Psyche, with her squared off butterfly wing.

      https://cameotimes.com/index.php/profiles-1/minor-gods/psyche
    4. AdeleC AdeleC, 2 years ago
      Thank you Cameosleuth, that info is really interesting.

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