Antique Victorian 32mm Coral Shell Pinchbeck Cameo Brooch/Pin c1890s

Antique Victorian 32mm Coral Shell Pinchbeck Cameo Brooch/Pin c1890s

Please Take time to READ listing & Policies(Communication).I am pleased to offer for auction. Antique Victorian 32mm Coral Shell Pinchbeck Cameo Brooch/Pin c1890s..Very old brooch depicting a womens bust..Made from coral with a hollow pinchbeck surround ..The metal has a bronze look and age patina with old C catch..This could of been used as a lace pin/brooch for keeping collar together..

A cameo brooch is a brooch or pin which is made with a cameo, a special type of carved jewelry which was very popular during the 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition to antique cameo brooches, some of which are quite valuable, many jewelry producers also make replicas. A modern cameo brooch often has a pin attached directly to back which can be used to attach it to clothing. Older brooches were suspended from ribbons which were pinned to garments, and have a loop of metal in their setting through which a ribbon can be run. Typically, a cameo brooch is a portrait of a woman.

A cameo is a carving done in relief, and is typically designed so that it has two colors. There are two ways to accomplish this. The first is to use a seashell or stone which has natural colored bands. The carving can be artfully designed so that the figure is in a lighter color and
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