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    Posted 2 years ago

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    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.

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    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.

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

      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.

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