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I especially love cameos with mythological themes & enjoy trying to identify them.

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Grape Cluster Clip, New England Glass Works Co. - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Deco Bracelet, Part II - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Art Deco Bracelet, Brass, Glass & Enamel, Part I - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Orfaley Cowrie Shell & Silver Turtle Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Deco Pan, French Silver, with Black & Colorless Paste Decoration - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Korean Fly with Translucent Wings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Enameled Bee Pin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Stratnoid 30s Dancing Couple Compact - Accessoriesin Accessories
Incolay Centaur Belt Buckle - Mens Clothingin Mens Clothing
Francescangeli Hardstone Cameo - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. It is nice to find a fellow admirer of classic Incolay, although I do not admire it as much as the seller who a bit back offered one of their soap dishes as a marvelous example of glyptic art for just...
  2. Chalcedony, the form of quartz that is the basic mineral of the hardstones - agate & jasper - does not occur in nature in black. This stone would be considered sardonyx: dark brown, sard, background ...
  3. To make it easy for others, the gents: https://www.pinterest.com/cameotimescom/cameo-portraits-of-victorian-gentlemen/ and the ladies: https://www.pinterest.com/cameotimescom/cameo-portraits-...
  4. I maintain a Pinterest board for cameo portraits of men (& another for women, who are much rarer). Would it be OK if I added Ellis to it? It would have a link to this page.
  5. I know it can make a person crazy. Sometimes I take many photos, holding the cameo to the light at different angles, and hope at least one will pick up what my eye can see. There is also the trick o...
  6. An excellent portrait piece. And so nice to have the original box and identity of the sitter. I am probably not the only one here who would enjoy the challenge of trying to work out the signature,...
  7. Thank you, vetraio50. Sometimes the brain cells fire in a useful way!
  8. Possibly it is not signed but rather labeled: G(uglielmo) Tell?
  9. They seem so alive to me. I can hear Cupid fussing.
  10. Thanks! The old guy gets me every time.
  11. Thank you Passion. It is quite a piece. I usually say settings are something I buy just to get cameos, but this one certainly competes for attention. When I posted this I had not seen another cam...
  12. Sounds as though your jeweler was afraid you would wear it & lose it and thought you would like to have it made safer ti wear. I wear cameo pendants & use one brooch with a vertically mounted pin to ...
  13. If you do a search for 'roman cameo gorgoneion' or 'roman cameo medusa' you will find many examples of the sort of thing your pin is modeled after. Quite possible it was a souvenir of any museum that...
  14. There's a glitch in the CameoTimes registration system that seems out of our control to fix, but info still comes through where it needs to. If you check the e-mail you used to register, you'll find ...
  15. Definitely an unusual pairing. When the two figures are one over the other this way, it is said to be a 'jugate' composition. The highly skilled carver of this piece was no doubt influenced by the f...
  16. The wolf suckling the children is a reference to the founding of Rome; the children are Romulus & Remus. When this otherwise Minerva looking figure has this motif on her helmet, she is often then see...
  17. The other cameo is a bust of the Archangel Gabriel.
  18. You are most welcome. And now I know what an SME is, so we both learned. :)
  19. I have no idea what an SME is, so don't know if I am one, but can tell you a little. It's a very unusual setting. The cameo itself is coral. The photos do not show enough detail to tell if she is j...
  20. It is the poet Byron: https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp00691/george-gordon-byron-6th-baron-byron Setting for stone, but not necessarily the pin, is probably low karat gold. I ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. Definitely coral. The striations are little channels that allow water with nutrients to reach the interior of the colony. :)
  23. 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 ...
  24. Glad you are giving it a second lease on life. It has seen some hard knocks. Helmet shell cameo of the woman in a country lane genre, but more realistic than most. She may be meant to be visiting a...
  25. It's a 1930s style. Would that be consistent with your grandmother's time? She may have acquired it as quite a young woman.
  26. It was not signed by Giovaani Noto himself. The name is scratched in so badly, have to wonder if it was even put there by the very skilled person who cut the cameo. Midway through his life Noto took...
  27. The Apollo Belvedere.
  28. Think you are correct about both being cobbled together by a DIYer. This appears always to have been a brooch, but looks to me like a similar one-piece pinback assembly came off & has been replaced. ...
  29. If you search on line for cameos of Bacchus, Dionysus, or bacchante, you will see many with a similar theme. It is a molded piece, not hand carved, but very compelling.
  30. As long as they'r not the type of person who would look a gift horse in the mouth! :)
  31. Efesgirl gave you correct information about the cameo. It is a very commonly reproduced image in cast resin. The pin is not a hat pin in the sense that it was never made to keep a hat from sliding o...
  32. You are most welcome. Sorry for not replying sooner. Am just realizing that I am not getting notifications from CW, even though requested. :)
  33. From the way the stones are set, I would say the necklace was made in India. So many things can be done to change the appearance of topaz, it's possible that's what they are, treated in some process....
  34. Ring goes so very well with the earrings, which you say are unmarked. Is the ring marked? How do you know it is Mexican? Lots of inlay work of this type being made by Native American jewelers, part...
  35. You are very welcome. After they've had their baths, pat dry but then give plenty of time to air dry. You want to make sure as much moisture as possible is gone from the space between each cameo & i...
  36. What a score for 5 bucks! The cameo in the brooch is particularly nice & you can read about the lady & see others here: https://cameotimes.com/index.php/profiles-1/minor-gods/psyche The brooch ...
  37. I have several similar beads around, 2 or 3 like your yellow one, another like this faux coral one & one more that is black & amazingly heavy for its size. Except for the one like this red one, I bou...
  38. The decoration on the cufflink looks like a gingko leaf. Don't know if that helps determine country of origin in any way. The 800 silver rules out Britain & the US.
  39. Blue-green, turquoise & aqua or aquamarine tend to be used interchangeable in ordinary conversation. And I have found that people's idea of the point at which something is closer to green than to blu...
  40. When did my cat move to your house? Great pic. Great beetle & kyratisation. :)
  41. In the artificial light they are looking more like garnets, but if the true color is purple, there is no reason they could not be genuine amethyst. It is not an expensive stone & the beads are rather...
  42. Now that is what I think the Brits mean by a bobby dazzler!
  43. Leave it on your rear view mirror. Valentino is correct about the color & mineral family of carnelian, but it does not form crystals. Even if natural stone, it has been cut to this shape & quite pos...
  44. She's lovely. Agree early 20th century. Have seen cameos I think are later that also use these hinges but have a rollover safety clasp. (Those settings were made in Italy, the delicate little pin i...
  45. Except for the little metal spacer beads, they all look like glass or ceramic. Nutsabotas6 is exactly right about the clasp, just the 'box' part has been customized to this necklace. Here is an asso...
  46. Grade of gold, lack of mark, closed back & the way the shank has been attached to the bezel do all point to the Georgian period. :)
  47. It does indeed have an air of regal bling from antiquity, and what is most important is that you love it, but simple method of construction suggests it was made by an amateur crafts person. I have us...
  48. Striking! I, too, prefer my turquoise with some matrix & also like greener stones, not those uniform sky blue ones. I'm far from expert, but stones do not look like any of the best known ones from A...
  49. Wow, some really lovely crystals there. :)
  50. That was my immediate thought too.
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