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What is more classic and timeless than a cameo? Though they pre-date the Victorian era, for the travel-loving Victorians a cameo was a favorite, possibly representing a meaningful souvenir of a Grand European Tour. Both men and women wore cameos set as necklaces, brooch, rings and earrings for women, and watch fobs, rings and stick pins for men, and these could be passed down from generation to generation. The Victorian fascination with all things historic is demonstrated in the classical Greek profiles and mythological motifs. Reflecting the Victorians love of gardening and nature, floral cameos were also popular. Carved in seashell, ivory, lava, stone, and jet, cameos could be set in precious or non-precious metals, some wealthy patrons even had their own likenesses done.
Although thought of as primarily an Italian art, there were also cameo carvers in America and other countries. Cameos remained popular into the 20th century and were even fashioned using "new" materials of the 30s and 40s, Bakelite and Lucite.

 . When buying a cameo, be sure to check it's condition by holding the cameo up to the light to detect possible cracks. There is no way to repair a broken cameo so buy selectively.
 

 

CAMEO habillé brooch with diamond necklace, Classically carved profile with roses in her hair and on her shoulder in a filigree setting, circa 1900. There is a flip-up pendant loop on the back, an unusually large size at 2-5/8" by 2" with 1/3" loop. Two tiny leaves are missing on the frame but it is difficult to notice.   View   View  #U25403

   VICTORIAN Bohemian garnets hinged bangle set with a portrait cameo of George Gordon, Lord Byron (English Romantic poet and personality, 1788-1824). This unusual cameo bracelet is a lovely combination of garnets and shell cameo. It is 6-1/2" around the inside, 1-1/4" wide at the front and tapers down to 1/4" at the back. The garnets are all rose cuts on the band and full cut around the cameo. One garnet at the surround of the cameo itself is slightly chipped but stable and the chip cannot be seen without a loupe. The back of the cameo is mother-of-pearl, and it is all set in gold washed jeweler's metal. The finish has worn some with age but again, it is visible only with a loupe.    View   View   View   View  View   View   #V29484 

     CAMEO gold tone swivel brooch with a carved sea shell cameo on the front and a memorial hair compartment on the back, circa 1880, 2". The frame in which it is set has a lovely scroll design.  View   #Q28120   

 

  
 VICTORIAN double strand of jet beads and an ivory cherub brooch worn by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne (Louise Caroline Alberta, b. 3-18-1848, d. 12-3-1939). She was the 4th of Queen Victoria's daughters.     VICTORIAN carved ivory curly headed cherub face with wings brooch, 2-3/4". A similar brooch can be seen in a photo of Her Royal Highness, The Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne, Queen Victoria's 4th daughter. A similar piece can be seen on page 22 of Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry" and on page 48 of Rowan's "Nineteenth Century Cameos".     View   View    View  #V29475 PRINCESS Her Royal Highness, The Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne (Louise Caroline Alberta, b. 3-18-1848, d. 12-3-1939) wearing a double strand of jet beads and an ivory cherub brooch. She was the 4th of Queen Victoria's daughters. View   View   View   View  #V29475

 

VICTORIAN ivory cameo brooch with full lady's face, well mellowed over the years to this lovely creamy color, 2" by 1-1/2". The long curls are accented by the roses in her hair. It is a classic profile which is not marred by the striation of ivory grain that is visible at the right side of her face. The twist design frames her beautifully and is typical of this style. According to Rowan in "Nineteenth Century Cameos" page 122, the French were the makers of most ivory cameos and cherubs and this is probably from Dieppe, France, where most of the carving took place.   View   View   View   #V33546

VICTORIAN ivory cameo of full face angel or child, 1". This is loose and ready to set in your own ring or pendant. According to Rowan in "Nineteenth Century Cameos", the French were the makers of most ivory cameos and cherubs.   View   View   #V33721

VICTORIAN ivory cherub pendant, 2-3/4". The expression is beautiful, the detail amazing and the original delicate loop is still present. The patina is lovely. According to Rowan in "Nineteenth Century Cameos", the French were the makers of most ivory cameos and cherubs.    View   #V33719

 

 CAMEO 14k white gold set cameo habille with tiny pink enameled butterflies on each of the four corners of the filigree frame, three small diamonds on the necklace, circa 1900, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2". The sea shell cameo is a well carved lady with roses in her hair and on her dress.  It also was featured in Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting Magazine, August 2003.   View   #U14728 

    CAMEO  habille brooch of a lady with flowers in her hair and on her shoulder with aqua blue enameled butterflies on each side of the14k white gold filigree setting and a diamond necklace, circa 1900, 1-7/8".   View   View  #U23999 

   CAMEO  habille  brooch of a lady with flowers set in 14k white gold filigree with aqua enameled butterflies and a diamond bow necklace, circa 1900.  View   #UAC

 

  EDWARDIAN 14k white gold filigree cameo habillé brooch with diamond necklace, four emeralds and an enameled fan at the bottom of the setting, with a swivel bale on the back so it can be worn as a pendant, marked "14k" on catch, 1-3/4".   View   #V34623

   CAMEO white gold filigree cameo habille with unusually styled diamond necklace and enameled flowers brooch, circa 1920, 1-7/8".   View   View   #Q28563

CAMEO Flora set in 10k yellow gold, a lovely full face Queen Conch shell cameo that is very deeply carved with the hair beautifully fashioned of rose blooms, gold twist mount, 1-1/2" by 1-1/8" and 1/2" deep. A similar cameo can be seen on page 76 of Rowan's "Nineteenth Century Cameos".    View   View   View   #U20324  

 

VICTORIAN 10 karat set large cameo brooch, a Bacchante woman's profile with grapes in her hair, set in 10k yellow gold, 2" by 2-1/2", with guard chain. The setting has a scalloped edge with beaded trim, simple and lovely.     View   View   #V34615  

VICTORIAN spectacular 15 carat yellow gold and shell figural cameo brooch, the Three Muses (or Three Graces) and Cherub or Cupid with harp, set wrapped in a snake with two tiny diamond eyes and an amazing pierced and decorated gallery , circa 1870, 15k yellow gold, rare, unusual and beautifully carved, a large 2-3/4" by 2-5/8". The Victorians considered the snake a symbol of eternal love.   View   View   View   View   View   #V34686

VICTORIAN 10 karat yellow gold and Classical shell cameo brooch of Greek goddess Artemis, a woman with bow and arrow, goddess of forests and hills, fertility and the hunt.  The brooch is 2-1/8" by 1-3/4". There are two small reinforcements to the setting which can be seen only on the back of the frame.  View   #V34616  

 

 VICTORIAN cameo brooch with lovely lady wearing flowers set in 14k yellow gold with seed pearls edging the frame, circa 1900, loop on the back so it can also be worn as a pendant.   View   View   #U4001

  CAMEO in 14k yellow gold twist setting. The lady has an anchor motif at her shoulder and a star in her hair, circa 1910. My Grandfather bought it for Grandmother Agnes when he was stationed in Italy during WWI.   View    #Q34648

    CAMEO lovely lady wearing flower garland and a strand of pearls, set in 14k yellow gold.  My Grandfather bought it for Grandmother Agnes when he was stationed in Italy during WWI.    #Uagnes1

 

CAMEO 10k yellow gold filigree shell cameo brooch with pendant loop on the back, 2".  View   View   #Q50644

VICTORIAN cameo ring with warrior profile,14 karat yellow gold "H.B. to L.F." and "14", size 8. Even the band has a detailed and lovely design.   View   View   View     #V62782

VICTORIAN Bacchante cameo set in 9 carat yellow gold, marked "9ct" and "WHW Ld" on the back, 2" by 1-3/4", stable internal crack visible only when back lit.   View   View    #V34732 

 

   THREE GRACES shell cameo. The Greek goddesses Euphrosyne, Aglaia, and and Thalia, representative of gentleness and refinement. This cameo set in 18 karat yellow gold belonged to my husband's grandmother, and was purchased in  Italy during WWII, circa 1940.   View   View      #Ualma

Grandmother Alma wearing her large three graces cameo.   View   #Ualma2

     FLORAL bouquet shell cameo in a 14 karat yellow gold setting.   View   View   #U20323

 

 
VICTORIAN Italian cameo infinity ring with 7 high relief carved cameos in different materials including lava, coral, sea shell and jet, all hand made and set into a very low karat yellow gold ( 6 to 8 carats), circa 1870, size 9 and about 7/16" wide. The faces on these cameos are slightly rubbed, as is expected on a ring this old, but the features can all be easily seen. These would probably have been brought home from a Grand Tour that included Italy where it was made.   View  View   View   #V38006 VICTORIAN 10k lava cameo earrings set in 10 karat yellow gold circa 1900, 1-5/8" total length. The cameos themselves are in really good condition and not rubbed as so many lava antique cameos are.  View   View   View   #V37937  

 

  

   

     CAMEO style purple glass pate de verre brooch in an intricate and artistic silver 2-1/2" setting, circa 1900. The setting is fashioned so that it cleverly holds the high-relief cameo without prongs.  View  View   View   View    #V19519  

  CAMEO purple glass cameo pendant set in a gold tone oval.    View   View   #Q27565

    CAMEO purple glass cameo brooch with silver twist setting and flowers, leaves and pearl tiara décor in hair, star earrings and a simple necklace, 2".   View   #Q28484

 

CAMEO brooch with purple glass cameo in gold tone settings with pink and green rhinestones, 2-3/4".   View   #Y34071 VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold pendant ivory oval cameo locket carved with roses, flowers and leaves bouquet, frame decorated with pearls and rubies and a bird at the top, photo of a lady wearing a brooch and engraved initials "I.R." on the back, original box, 2-1/2" total by 1-1/3".   View   View   View   View   #V34319 VICTORIAN 10k yellow gold set pink cameo brooch, a lovely Classical lady's profile cameo set in an engraved edge brooch, marked "10k" on the back, safety closure, 1-5/8" by 1-1/4".   View   #V62442

 

 

 

CAMEO and brown glass intaglios necklace with Iris flower motifs in the chain, marked "sterling" on the back of the central element, wearable length 16-1/2" and the front element is 1-1/2" diagonally.  View   View   View   #Q37529 

 PURPLE glass cameo brooch in gold tone filigree setting, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2".  View   View   #Y37343 

 

 

 

CAMEO pink shell cameo brooch in gold tone setting with flip-up pendant loop so that it can be worn on a chain too, 1-3/4".   #Q35755 

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold locket with pink shell cameo in box, fittings for two photos inside, circa 1890, locket 1-1/4" by 1", loop 1/3". The applied gold work is detailed and beautifully done, and inside are two charming sepia photos, a man and a winsome woman. This lovely locket comes in it's own fitted turtle-back box lined with blue velvet, 3" by 2-1/4".    View   View   View   View   View   #V34733 

VICTORIAN angel skin shell 9 karat yellow gold cameos necklace with 5 shell cameos in knife edge settings, circa 1900, total wearable length 15", front drop 3-1/3".   View   View   #V36603 

 

       STERLING and coral cameo lorgnette with an ornate highly embossed floral motif, shallow dent on handle, 5-1/4".   View   View   View   View   #A28049

  CAMEO gold tone 3/4" shell cameo set into a 7-1/2" by 3/4" hinged bangle with etched black motif.   View   View   #Q28030 

     CAMEO brooch of lady with flowers in her hair, circa 1930, 2-1/4".  View   #Q26364

 

VICTORIAN shell cameo of Diana with her bow and arrows and a crescent on her headdress, set in 14k tested yellow gold setting, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4".   View   #V29873 CAMEO shell cameo of lovely lady with cherubs set in sterling 1-5/8" by 2" brooch with pendant loop and 3/4" fairies on sterling screw back earrings.   View   View   View   View   #Q29838 CAMEO brooch, AMCO maker's mark shell cameo set in 10k yellow gold filled setting with tiny leaves, signed on back of cameo "Heflia?", 1-1/2".   View   #V29898

 

 
  CAMEO  7-1/8" long and 7/8" to 1-1/2" wide bracelet, 1-3/4" by 1-1/4" brooch and 7/8" cameo earrings, 1-5/8" total length.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #Q29797 VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing a large cameo and a long chain, 2-1/2" by 4". "Lawrie & Mitchell, 25 North Bridge, Edinburgh".   View   View   #Vkph31

 

VICTORIAN large cameo of a Bacchante or Maenad, well carved, stable crack from chin to frame, set in gold oval brooch with safety chain, 2-1/3" by 2".   View   View   #V31375

VICTORIAN shell cameos bracelet set in yellow gold filled hollow links, seven cameos on seven links, 6-1/2" by 1-1/3".   View   View   View   #V32049

VICTORIAN shell cameo of a lady in a landscape set in a gold washed etched and pierced silver brooch which I had professionally converted from a buckle (see back) to a more wearable brooch, 3-1/4" by 3". This is a wonderful dramatic size and frame as well as a lovely scene, a lady posing beside a bridge.   View   #V32050

 

  VICTORIAN 10k cameo ring with a front facing lady face set in 10 karat yellow gold, size 9-1/4 and 1" along the finger, nose worn as is typical for this style, hallmarks almost entirely rubbed off, total weight .26 ounces.  View   View   View   #V37557

VICTORIAN Zeus cameo carved in sea shell and set in gold washed setting, early Victorian long pin stem, beautifully carved and a nice larger size at 2" by 1-5/8". His curls and beard are really detailed and his face is very expressive.  View   View   View   #V37387

CAMEO mother-of-pearl and abalone hand carved warrior cameo links bracelet set in etched designs on sterling silver, wearable length 6-1/2" and 1-1/8" wide. This has no marks but tests as sterling silver.  View   View   #V37779

 

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold cameos bracelet, original box, marked "9ct" on the back, 7" long 1-1/4" front and 3/4" back.   View   View   View   #V33022 VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold, cameo and garnet long earrings with tiny foxtails, shaped flowers and leaves , 3".   View   View   #V33024 CAMEO brooch with shell cameo carved with cathedral and landscape scene set in twining silver leaves and branches, 2-1/4".   View   #Q60949

 

VICTORIAN large Bacchante cameo swivel brooch with a hand carved sea shell cameo of a lady drinking from a glass and holding a torch. The reverse is a locket compartment which could be cleaned out for a lock of hair or a photo, and the setting is gold tone metal leaves and twigs, 2-5/8" by 2-1/3". This swivels so either the cameo or the photo side can be worn in front.  View   #V37840

EDWARDIAN 14k cameo brooch with flip-up pendant loop, sea shell cameo of a lady wearing flowers, filigree frame with leaves, 1-3/16" by 1".  View   #V37832

  VICTORIAN large shell cameo set in 10 karat gold filigree with four pearls on the frame, flip-up loop on the back so this can be worn as a pendant, 2-1/3" by 2", marked "10k" on the clasp. The lady wears a comb in her hair and a Classic swept up hairstyle.   View   #V37856   All 3

 

CAMEO 14k pink shell cameo brooch of a lady in the Classical style, set in a 14k yellow gold setting with etched flowers and leaves on the sides, a flip-up loop allows this to also be worn as a pendant on a chain, marked "14k" on the catch, 1-3/4" by 1-1/3".  View   View   #V37995

CAMEO ring in 9 ct gold with a sea shell carved cameo of a lady wearing a necklace, set in 9 carat yellow gold ring with etched design around the cameo, size 8 and 1" along the finger. It is hallmarked and they are tiny and hard to read, but I think it denotes Birmingham, England, and the 20th century. There may be a maker's name but I cannot read it.  View  View   #V37982 

  CAMEO 14k and pink shell cameo brooch of a lady in the Classical style, set in a 14k gold setting with etched flowers and leaves on the sides, a flip-up loop allows this to be worn as a pendant on a chain, too, marked "14k" on the catch, 1-1/2" by 1/1/4".   View    #V37996

 

  
    VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold, lava and coral pierced earrings in original box, circa 1860, 3" total length.   View   #V32406        LAVA carved cameo brooch depicting cherubs using early instruments of astronomy to view the stars, a very unusual piece, 2-1/3" by 1-3/4".  View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #Q25929 VICTORIAN coral cameo in gold filled setting sweet little lace brooch, 3/4".   View   #V60624

 

VICTORIAN lava cameo brooch, an unusual full face lovely Bacchante looking over her shoulder, set in yellow gold with pendant loop on back, beautifully carved, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3".   View   View   #V32045

VICTORIAN lava cameo brooch, lovely lady with leaves in her hair in the unusual full-face style, extremely deeply carved and set in yellow gold, features slightly worn with age, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2". A similar piece can be seen on page 140 of Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry".    View   View   #V32046

VICTORIAN lava cameo brooch, unusual left-facing profile of a Bacchante with grapes in her hair set in a lovely etched silver frame, 2" by 1-3/4". Beautifully and deeply carved.    View   View   #V32047

 

VICTORIAN unset lava cameo, 1-1/4" by 1-1/8".    #V32321

VICTORIAN unset lava cameo, 1-5/8" by 1-1/4".   #V32322

VICTORIAN unset lava cameo.   #V32321x

 

    LAVA CAMEO Victorian lava cameo face of a Bacchante bar pin, 10k white and yellow gold filigree, 2".   View   View   View   #V50471

    VICTORIAN lava cameo pendant with face of a Bacchante, 1", shown with coordinating bar pin.   View   View   View    #V50472

   VICTORIAN  lava cameo pendant with lady profile, 1".  View   #V25960

 

CAMEO brooch with flip-up pedant loop and safety chain, circa 1930, a nice large size at 2-3/4" by 2". The carved lady wears a necklace and earrings.   View   View   #Q32879 VICTORIAN lava cameo ring in sterling setting, size 7-1/8, 3/4" across front.   View   #V32626 CAMEO with flowers on her shoulder in gold tone setting circa 1930s, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2".   View   #Q32746

 

CAMEO brooch in 10 karat white gold filigree setting with flowers on three sides, circa 1910, signed on the back, marked "10k" on the catch, loop for a chain pendant 1-5/8" by 1-1/4".   View   #Q34792 VICTORIAN brooch of a classical dancing lady and butterfly, a lovely and unusual motif, gold filled twist setting, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2".   View   #V34813  CAMEO brooch in gold tone twist setting, flip-up loop for pendant, lady wears a corsage and pearls, circa 1930s, 1-1/3" by 1".   View   #Q34793

 

  VICTORIAN Wedgwood-style brooch with scalloped gold filled frame, unidentified signature on the back, 1-5/8".  View   View   #V28210

  VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold set shell cameo brooch of a house scene, 1-3/4".   View   #Q29662

   CAMEO deeply carved stemmed rose cameo in gold setting.  View   #Q26363   

 

VICTORIAN mother and child. The child holds a small purse and the mother has a vulcanite comb in her hair. The mother wear a book chain necklace with cameos and both wear fancy lace collars.

    VICTORIAN gold filled ornate book chain criss-cross necklace with hard stone cameo, 18" with 2-1/3" front drop, circa 1880. See Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, Edition 2" page 55.  View   #V27342

  Victorian photograph of a young girl wearing an ornate book chain crisscross necklace with a cameo, circa 1890.

 

 

 

CAMEO sterling and 14k yellow gold ring with a standing lady cream glass oval cameo, size 7-1/2 and 1-1/4" along the finger, marked inside the band both "14k" and "925" for sterling. The ring is sterling and the thin frame around the cameo is karat yellow gold. My guess would be that this ring is a studio-made piece and probably one-of-a-kind.   View   View   View   #V37932

VICTORIAN gold tone book chain necklace with tiger eye glass cameo, red rhinestones, unusual front closure (see picture), circa 1890, necklace 18-1/2", pendant total length 1-1/2".   View  #V36277

 

 

    ART NOUVEAU 10k yellow gold Edwardian cameo lavaliere, 1-1/2" on a 16" 10k chain.   View   #Q28511 SHELL CAMEO 14k yellow gold cameo pierced earrings, 3/4".   #Q28510  ART NOUVEAU 10k yellow gold 1" cameo with tiny diamond.   View   #Q28512 

 

   14K yellow gold cameo ring.  View  #G26362

  CAMEO ring with a long oval shape that is so flattering on the finger. This may represent the Greek goddess Luna or Diana, goddess of the moon, often shown with a moon and sometimes, with stars, circa 1910.    View    View #G22928

   CAMEO oval ring with marcasites surround, size 6-3/4.   View  #Q26303  

 

    VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold black and white hardstone cameo ring, size 8-1/2.   View   #K28039   CORAL 10k yellow gold ring with coral cameo, 1-1/8" by 1/2" front, circa 1900. A ring like this can be seen on page 65 of Romero's Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3 on page 65.  View   #G50651     VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold hardstone (agate) cameo ring with diamonds at the top and bottom, size 8-1/4.   View   #K28038

 

   CAMEO Victorian cameo set in gold filled scroll decorated oval with safety chain, 2-1/3".   View   #Q29145

CAMEO Victorian shell cameo stick pin, 7/8" on 3" stick.   View   View   #Q28863   

CAMEO in silver filigree setting brooch, 1-1/2".   View   #Q26225

 

   KREISLER cameo brooch set in sterling filigree with flip-up pendant loop, circa 1940, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2". The shell cameo is beautifully carved with a lady wearing flowers in her hair and on her shoulder.    View   View   #Q60841    CAMEO sterling and marcasite pendant, circa 1925, 17" chain with 1-5/8" shell cameo and setting.   View   #Q33861    VICTORIAN silver cameo ring with faint illegible mark on the outside back of the band, size 8, 1-1/8" along finger, chipped on left edge but entirely stable,.   View   View   #V33682

 

   CAMEO brooch of lovely lady wearing beads in her hair and around her neck, circa 1940.   View   #Q26366    CAMEO gold tone cameo pin/pendant with artificial pearls, 2".  View  View   #Q26227   CAMEO pendant in 12k gold filled setting with intricate detail.   View   #Q26365

 

CAMEO set in gold tone brooch with flip-up pendant loop, 1-1/8".   View   #Q29663 CAMEO carved shell cameo brooch with the unusual left-facing lady set in 900 silver with gold wash filigree setting, pendant loop on back, circa 1940, 1-1/2".   View   #Q32165 CAMEO carved shell cameo brooch with the unusual left-facing profile set in 800 silver with marcasites, pendant loop on back, circa 1940, 1-1/3".   View   #Q32164

 

VICTORIAN 14k cameo in filigree oval setting, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2". The carving is just lovely with tiny grapes and leaves in her hair, she is a Bacchante or Maenad.   View   #V35781

VICTORIAN shell cameo ring set in 14k yellow gold, the face is somewhat worn as is often the case with cameo rings, size 6-3/4 and 7/8" along the finger.  View   #V35779

  VICTORIAN 10 karat gold cameo habille pin with diamond necklace, a flip-up loop allows it to be worn as a pendant too, 1-1/8" by 7/8". Marked "10k" on the catch.   View   #V35780

 

         GARNET-SURROUNDED CAMEO with the lovely Classic profile. It is 2-1/3” by 2" and set in 14k gold with Bohemian garnets. View   #U12535

   THREE GRACES shell cameo in twisted 14k+ setting, hinged safety catch with safety chain, 2 1/4' by 1-3/4".  #U12534  

   GRECIAN lady cameo in profile set in a 2" by 1-3/4"  gold filled setting.  #U12537

 

  ZEUS AND EAGLE CAMEO in 14k setting with safety chain. Victorian scroll setting encloses a very high-relief cameo. The shell is extra fine... almost paper thin... and the carving is unusually deep and detailed.   View   #U12533  

 IVORY LADY CAMEO fully carved with a rich old-ivory patina that only comes age. She is a full figured lady in high relief, set in 14k twisted frame, 1 7/8” x 1 ˝”. Bacchanalia motif in her apron full of grapes and her saucy expression.  View   #U12536    

   CZECH cameo necklace and bracelet.  View   View    View    View    View   View    View  # U5625   

 

   RING 14k yellow gold and carnelian intaglio ring depicting "Justice" holding her scales, an unusual motif, size 8-1/4 it is 3/4" at the widest point on the front.   View   #G31973

VICTORIAN karat gold and intaglio signet ring, size 6-3/4, 1/2" front.    View   #V29841

   CAMEO of pink shell in etched gold setting brooch. Cracked and re-glued across the cameo.  View   #Q29943

 

 

VICTORIAN 10k coral cameo brooch and earrings, brooch has watch holder hook on the back, brooch 2" by 1-1/3", earrings total 2-1/2". Each tiny cameo is slightly different from the others and each is a child's face.   View   View   #V34597

VICTORIAN coral beads and cameo necklace, cameo is set in 900 silver and beads have a clasp marked "pat. 9ct", circa 1890, cameo 1-1/2" by 1-1/4", 17" necklace length.   View   View   #V34582

CORAL carved cameo brooch set in gold tone, lovely lady wearing a necklace,1-1/8". The cameo has striations on her face much like is seen on ivory.   View   #V34607 

 

 VICTORIAN pink shell cameo in etched gold setting with safety chain, 7/8" by 3/4".   View   View   #V30098    VICTORIAN large and unusual shell cameo of a lady holding a torch set in 10k yellow gold (tested) ring, marked inside "JHW 901 __ core", size 6-1/2.  View   View   #G29636    CAMEO shell cameo set in silver tone leaves design pendant circa 1930s, 1-7/8" by 1-1/3".   View   #Q29729

 

INTAGLIO carnelian colored plaques with soldier motif and gold tone bead spacers necklace, 14-1/2" by 3/4".   View   #Q31816 HOBE Three Graces shell cameo surrounded by clear, red and blue unfoiled rhinestones necklace on double chains with safety chain at back, 15" with 3" front drop.   View   View   View    #O31844 VICTORIAN shell full-faced lady cameo set in gold filled brooch with safety chain, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4", her nose is worn smooth with age.  View   View   #V32079

 

CAMEO of a lady wearing earrings and necklace set in 800 silver and marked CA Mexico" on the back, circa 1930.    View   View   #Q34523 VICTORIAN yellow gold filled hard stone cameo pin, 1-5/8".    View   #V34621 CAMEO ring surrounded by twenty-six  rose-cut garnets in sterling vermeil, marked "G 900", size 9-1/2, 1" along the finger.   View   #V34602

 

CAMEO tiny cameo pendant with artificial seed pearls, leaf design setting, as is, 17" chain and 1" pendant.   View   #Q62915  CAMEO brooch with pendant loop showing lady with Marcel hairdo circa 1920s, gold tone twist setting, 1-1/8".   View   #Q34873  CAMEO sea shell cameo necklace with three cameos, a lady profile center cameo and a flower cameo on each side, set in antiqued gold tone filigree filigree, 14" long.  View   View   #V37560

 

CAMEO 10k shell cameo brooch of a lady with earrings and a rose set in 10 karat yellow gold with a flip up loop to wear with a chain, marked on the back with a star and "479 NA", 1-1/2" by 1/18".  View   #V37554

CAMEO 14k Three Graces shell cameo brooch set in 14 karat yellow gold pierced scrolls frame, two Graces fling aloft a garland and one of the Graces carries a basket of fruit. It is marked on the clasp "14k", repaired at the back hinge at 3 o'clock, missing flip-up loop for a chain so priced "as is", circa 1900, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4".   View   View   #V37553

CAMEO 10k sea shell cameo brooch with a lady profile set in 10 karat yellow gold frame with a flip-up loop for a chain, marked on the clasp "10k", 1-1/8" by 7/8".  View   #V37555

 

CAMEO sea shell cameo brooch set in silver tone filigree with the wonderful Deco waved hairdo of the time circa 1930, 1-1/2" by 1-1/3".   View   #V37558

VICTORIAN sea shell cameo brooch with flip-up loop for a chain, set in a light-weight scalloped gold tone metal, with a bouquet at her shoulder, 1-1/4" by 1".  View   #V37559

  VICTORIAN pink shell cameo brooch with a lady profile set "floating" in 10 karat yellow gold frame with a flip-up loop for a chain, marked on the clasp "10k", 1-1/8" by 7/8"1-1/4" by 1", tests 9ct.  View   #V37556

 

CAMEO JEWELRY
jet and vulcanite, 1800's

 

VICTORIAN lady wearing a cross on a black ribbon, black earrings and a vulcanite bracelet with a cameo. She leans on a prayer chair. Carte de viste marked "Negretti & Zambra, Crystal Palace, Sydenham" along with information on ordering portrait enlargements.  

   VICTORIAN lady wearing a vulcanite cameo brooch and earrings. Carte de Viste marked "Lonsdale Abell, Kendall Lane, St. John's Hill, Leeds". 

  VICTORIAN lady wearing a jet cameo brooch, earrings and pendant. Carte de visite marked "L. Abell, Kendal Lane, Leeds".

 

  VICTORIAN shell cameo set carved jet brooch, circa 1870, 1-5/8".   View   #V28766     VICTORIAN shell cameos set in jet bracelet. Four of the cameos are matching lovely ladies, and the center cameo is a pair of cherubs. A similar bracelet can be seen in Bell's Old Jewelry on page 55.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View  #V28825   VICTORIAN Whitby jet and sea shell cameo bracelet with alternating faceted and domed segments strung on elastic, 6" by 1-5/8".   View   View   View   #V31960

 

VICTORIAN large pink shell cameo set in jet brooch with pendant loop, 2-1/3". The lovely lady has roses in her hair and is a left-facing profile.    View   #V33162

VICTORIAN shell cameos set in jet brooches and earrings.    #Victjetcams

   VICTORIAN cameo brooch of Nyx, winged Goddess of the Night in "Night with her Children". Hand carved pink shell is set in jet, circa 1860, 2-1/8" by 1-3/4". Beautifully hand carved to depict 'Night' after a relief done by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen in 1815. She carries her twin children Hypnos, god of sleep, and Thanatos, god of death. Her wings spread over the earth to create the dark of night. The owl, bird of the night, is one of her attributes.  View   View   #V33163

 

VICTORIAN jet and shell carved cameo brooch with Greek key design edge, 2" by 1-3/4".   View   #V29821

  VICTORIAN jet hand carved cameo tie pin, helmeted warrior, 1" by 3/4" head on a 2-3/4" stick.   View   View   #V29905

VICTORIAN jet and cameo pendant, 1-3/4" by 1-1/8" total.    View   #V29851

 

VICTORIAN Whitby jet hand carved cameo brooch and earrings matched set in original box, brooch 1-7/8" by 1-1/2", earrings 2-1/8" by 7/8".   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V31827

VICTORIAN Whitby jet hand carved cameo brooch and earrings matched set in original box, brooch 1-7/8" by 1-1/2", earrings 2-1/8" by 7/8".   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V31827

VICTORIAN Whitby jet hand carved cameo bracelet strung on two strands of hat elastic. The back segments are polished convex rounds, and the front segment is a beautifully carved lady with head dress profile. Relaxed size is 6-3/4" with front cameo panel 1-1/3" wide and back panels graduated from 1" down to 3/4".      View   View   #V31810

 

VICTORIAN Whitby jet and cameo brooch, lady with flowers in her hair, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2".   View   #V31295

  VICTORIAN Whitby jet hand carved signed brooch with a pendant loop on the back. Signed jet pieces are a very rare treasure. The subject is the Madonna with "Ecce Ancilla Domini" (The Annunciation) lettered on the front, set in gold tone, 2-1/3". The maker's signature on the back is hard to read, but says something like, ""___ John Harland, jet ornament __ made in Whitby".  View   View   #V29163

  VICTORIAN Whitby jet and pink shell cameo Baccante brooch, 2-1/8" by 1-7/8".   View   View   #V29888

 

VICTORIAN Whitby Jet Mary Queen of Scots brooch, and earrings, brooch is large but has a tight hairline crack, brooch size is 2" by 1-5/8", earrings 10k wires, 1-1/2" total length. The crack is visible under 10k magnification only. The earrings have a Greek key border and the brooch does not, so they aren't an exact match. The flower tops on the earrings are probably not original but they do work well with the cameos.     View   View   View   View   #V34588

VICTORIAN Whitby jet set cameo brooch with a bird both in the cameo and on the frame, an unusual one-of-a-kind piece all hand carved and finished, circa 1870. The seated lady has a Grecian hairdo and classical look, seated on a pile of stones and musing on the bird on her finger. Do note that there is a slight and stable crack along right side of the cameo itself but it is firmly attached to the jet so very safe, 2-1/4" by 1-3/4".   View   View   #V33688

VICTORIAN Whitby jet Leda and the swan cameo bracelet, a Classical myth in which Zeus seduces Leda, wife of the King of Sparta, by disguising himself as a swan, 6-5/8" around when relaxed, 1-5/8" wide at front and 5/" wide at the back.  There is one stable crack in the cameo and nicks at the edge where it was set.   View   View   #V35100

 

     

 

    VICTORIAN vulcanite pendant on original chain, fastened with ribbon, 34" total. 4" pendant and chain.   View   #V27204    

      VICTORIAN jet setting with a pink hand carved shell cameo brooch, possibly Demeter with wheat sheaves in her hair, circa 1870, 1-5/8".   View  View   #V29217

   VICTORIAN vulcanite cameo with twisted surround, 2".  View   #V27208

 

    VICTORIAN vulcanite pendant hanging pin with lady cameo, 3-1/3".   View   #V27249

    VICTORIAN vulcanite 15" chain with 18" ribbon and 2-5/8" deep relief teardrop shaped cameo pendant, 30".   View   #V27246

     VICTORIAN vulcanite teardrop shaped cameo pendant, 1-1/3".    V27238

 

 VICTORIAN  vulcanite cameo pendant, 1-1/2".  #V2734    

 VICTORIAN carved jet teardrop shaped cameo pendant, small chips on back that do not show from the front, 2".   View   #V27896

    VICTORIAN jet carved cameo pendant, 2". #V27666

 

VICTORIAN vulcanite links necklace with four pendant maenads on each side of a center classic maiden in three-quarter profile. The central maiden is a 2-1/2" cameo and each maenad is 2", all on a 20" chain, circa 1880. This necklace is seen in "Nineteenth Century Cameos" by Rowan, page 119, as well as in Muller's book "Jet", page 126.  View   View   View   View   #V29237 VICTORIAN Whitby hand carved jet cameo brooch, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2".   View   View   #V31553    VICTORIAN vulcanite chain with celluloid cameo pendant, chain is 19" with 5/8" by 1/2" links and 2-1/2".   View   View   #V31856

 

 VICTORIAN vulcanite high relief lady profile cameo pin gold metal surround, 2".   View   #V27235 VICTORIAN Whitby jet cameo bracelet, 6" with 1-1/2" front and 1" back.   View   #V32578    VICTORIAN pink shell cameo set in jet earrings, 2-1/3" total length from top of wire to bottom of earring.   #V33161

 

 

 

 

 

VICTORIAN French jet (black glass) tiny cameo pendant, 1".   #V62874

 

 

CAMEO JEWELRY
plastic and bakelite 1930's to 1950's

 

 

   

       BAKELITE apple juice carved backing with black cameo,  2-5/8", circa 1945. There is a tiny chip back bottom of the brooch.   View    #B12794

   BAKELITE  apple juice carved hinged 6-1/2" bangle with 1-7/8" front width.   View   #B23996

   BAKELITE and 2-1/3" celluloid cameo brooch with riveted pin back circa 1940's.   View   View    View    #B18812

 

    BAKELITE butterscotch cameo elastic strung bracelet, extra thick and chunky, 1-3/4" by 1-1/4" cameo panel, band 1" wide.    View   #B28896

BAKELITE butterscotch cameo set.

  BAKELITE butterscotch extra thick and chunky cameo brooch with beveled and carved edges, 2-1/3" by 1-7/8" .   View   View   #B28899

 

 LUCITE reverse carved backing with black cameo brooch, 2-3/4".   View   #B19257a

     LUCITE reverse carved and black 3" cameo pendant on black 23" chain   View   #B19257b

 CAMEO showing a high-relief lady on a reverse carved Lucite back.  VIEW    #B18079

 

   BAKELITE black 2-1/2" round cameo pin.   View   #B23974

    BAKELITE carved backing with plastic lady's profile cameo pin, 2-1/2".   View   #B9578

    BAKELITE root beer cameo brooch with brass fittings, 1-7/8" by 2-1/4"  View   #B28901

 

BAKELITE black rectangular cameo brooch, 1-7/8" by 2-1/3".   View   #B61389 BAKELITE black oval scalloped edge cameo brooch, 2" by 2-1/2".    #B61642 BAKELITE black rectangular cameo with ornamental slit sides, 2-1/3" by 2".   #B61641

 

 

  LUCITE reverse carved with black plastic cameo oval brooch, 2-1/4" by 3".   View   #B60018

LUCITE and black cameo pendant on black celluloid chain.   #B10575

 

 

CAMEO JEWELRY
1950's and 1960's

 

  CAMEO glass cherub cameo set in gold tone leaves and flowers with coral glass bead accents, 2-1/4", pendant loop.   View   #Y26123

    AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN in style, this is probably a Czech 1920s piece. This celluloid cameo necklace with orange glass cabochons, green and orange beads, purple rhinestones and white enameling is gorgeous and unusual, a 16" necklace with 3-1/2" pendant front.  View   View   View   #Q25010

PURPLE glass intaglio cameos set in gold tone alternating single and triple links necklace, 14-1/2" by 1/2".   View   View   #Q29776

 

  

  HASKELL coral molded resin 2 3/8" cameo pin with coral-colored glass seed bead twist frame, circa 1950.  View   #H10866

  JULIANA style glass cameo brooch with red and clear rhinestones and pendant loop on the back, 2-1/3".   View   #J27958   

   CAMEO "GM" maker's mark mother-of-pearl cameos set in gold tone bracelet with safety chain, 7" by 3/4".   View   #Q29773 

 

      JOAN RIVERS glass cameo with red and blue rhinestones 2-1/2" brooch and 1-1/4" earrings.   #X27510 PURPLE glass reverse intaglio brooch with artificial pearl accents, 2".   View   #Y26924 TOPAZ -colored glass cameos and intaglios set in heavy gold tone bracelet, 6-1/2" by 1-1/4". Along with the bracelet comes a slide necklace, 28" opening with 2-1/2" pendant.  View   View   View   #Y31820  

 

 
    JULIANA style aurora borealis cameo brooch with gold tone leaf accents, 2-1/4" brooch with pendant hook on the back for a 24" chain.   View   View   #J28972    JULIANA style black cameo and aurora borealis brooch, 2-1/3".   View   #J27438   JULIANA style aurora borealis cameo brooch, 2".   View   #J27954  

 

  

    JULIANA style aurora borealis 2" cameo pin and 1" earrings.   #J27435

   JULIANA iridescent pastel blue cameos, rhinestones and aurora borealis set in gild tone 19" necklace with 3-1/2" front drop, 6-1/2" by 1-1/2" clamper bracelet and 1-1/4" earrings.   View   View   #J29382

  PINK cameo set in gold tone 2-1/2" brooch and 1" earrings.   View   #Y27453      

 

   INTAGLIO beautiful brown glass intaglios necklace with unusual Iris flower motifs in the chain, marked "sterling" on the back of the central element, wearable length 16-1/2" and the front element is 1-1/2" diagonally. The catch on this necklace is beside the front element, hidden to view when worn.  View   View   View   #Q37529

      PINK glass ribbed melon-shaped beads necklace with intaglio cameo pendant in a silver tone setting, circa 1930s, 22" with 1-1/4" pendant.  View   #Q37335 

CAMEO and aqua bead clip in the shape of a heart with the aqua and dark gray beads sewn onto a gold tone frame, very unusual circa 1930, 2".     View    #Y62829

 

FLORENZA cameo brooch with artificial pearls set in gold tone, real shell cameo, circa 1960, 1-5/8".   View   #L61742 FLORENZA cameo brooch in gold tone with foxtail dangles, real shell cameo, pendant loop for a chain on the back, circa 1960, 2".   View   #L61743   GREEN glass cameo links necklace set in silver tone, wearable length 15-3/4" and 1/2" wide.   View   View   #Q37229

 

 
DWECK Three Graces antique cameo, pearls and smoky quartz carved beads and faceted drops set in bronzed sterling multi-strand necklace, 15-1/2" long and 4-1/2" front. Signed on the back rim behind the cameo "Stephen Dweck, 925".    View   #X60608 STEPHEN DWECK cameo set in sterling brooch with detachable necklace of several strands of South Sea pearls. Signed "Steven Dweck sterling" and numbered #10574", cameo brooch 2" by 2-1/2", pearls 15-1/2", total necklace 18".   View   View   View   View   View   #K32734  

 

REFERENCES:
Queen Victoria: a Life in Jewellery" by Gere and Rudoe
"Nineteenth Century Cameos" by Michele Rowan
Baird North Company Catalogue, 1913
Daniel Low & Co, 1914
M. Bonn Catalogue, 1927
Cameos, Victorian to Contemporary
Wikipedia, Cameo Types


 

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