Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Old cameo

In Fine Jewelry > Cameos > Show & Tell.
mikelv85's loves133 of 24532Franciscan Bowl - which pattern?Colourful Czech vase
15
Love it
0
Like it

kyratangokyratango loves this.
dlpetersendlpetersen loves this.
valentino97valentino97 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
auraaura loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
AdeleCAdeleC loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
hunterqleehunterqlee loves this.
PhilDMorrisPhilDMorris loves this.
WatchsearcherWatchsearcher loves this.
truthordaretruthordare loves this.
See 13 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 2 years ago

    Mrstyndall
    (869 items)

    I just got this cameo. The back is marked Czechoslovakia. It has a C clasp so is older. I don’t know what the cameo is made of. Any ideas? It looks a bit dirty, I took a toothbrush and tried to clean a bit. There are a couple rhinestones missing. Hopefully can find replacements at some point. Any new info appreciated.

    logo
    Cameos
    See all
    Victorian Carved Natural Salmon Red Pink Coral Cameo, Link 14k Gold Bracelet MAB
    Victorian Carved Natural Salmon Red...
    $405
    Antique Victorian carved shell cameo brooch, poss sardonyx shell, Flora, signed
    Antique Victorian carved shell came...
    $51
    Vintage Antique Jewellery Gold & Silver Cameo Shell Portrait Bracelet
    Vintage Antique Jewellery Gold & Si...
    $16
    Big Victorian Georgian Antique Mother Of Pearl Cameo Carving Ecclesiastical
    Big Victorian Georgian Antique Moth...
    $38
    logo
    Victorian Carved Natural Salmon Red Pink Coral Cameo, Link 14k Gold Bracelet MAB
    Victorian Carved Natural Salmon Red...
    $405
    See all

    Comments

    1. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      could it be opaque molded glass? In a metal setting. Love these old pieces, 1920+.
    2. Gillian, 2 years ago
      Molded resin rather than glass.

      https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/cameo-jewelry-identification-2043415

      Here are some cameos, shell and resin, plastic exct., that have jewelry on as yours once did:

      https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/124623114659000818/visual-search/?x=5&y=5&w=169&h=200

      Hope you find this useful -
    3. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      She's gorgeous MrsT, super find
    4. flashlarue flashlarue, 2 years ago
      Not a cameo as cameo would be shell. More likely carved ivory
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Truthordare, thanks, I like the old ones too ;)
    6. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Gillian, thanks for the info and links
    7. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Jenni, thank you. I thought so too :)
    8. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Flashlarue, thank you!
    9. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 2 years ago
      Czechoslovakia was a major supplier of glass cameos for use as jewelry elements.

      A cameo that itself is wearing jewelry or other personal adornment is said to be 'en habille' (an accent on that last 'e'.)

      Any gem that is carved or molded in relief is technically a cameo. The material, color & number of colors do not matter. If the subject is engraved/molded below the surface, it is an intaglio.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.