"Tudor Rose"

Antique 14K & Carved Cameo Pendant on Chain

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 A cameo is a form of glyptography, or bas-relief carving, most often cut into glass, hard-stones, and shells. Artworks were crafted to create two layers on one piece of material, the top of which protruded from its background, creating a multi-dimensional artwork. These detailed reliefs were often used to adorn pieces of jewelry, including brooches, necklaces, bracelets and rings. The earliest cameos took inspiration from prehistoric petroglyphs, which documented important religious and symbolic iconography onto rock faces.

Victorians loved cameos, and wore them prolifically throughout the era. Our serene gentlelady has a modest stance and a sweet half smile upon her lips. Her garb seems to be a tribute to Heraldic times, which is consistent with the Victorian's love of romantic literature and motifs. Her beautiful hair has been adorned with roses and a clip, and she wears a Tudor style dress complete with necklace. The 14 karat Etruscan Revival frame has two bales at the top to which we have added a modern chain. Turn her over, and discover a hook at the base, perfect for adding a drop or tassel! An altogether gorgeous piece, ready to wear right away! 

Details (approximate)

Dimensions: Pendant is 1 7/8"; Chain extends 10" each side

Weight: 14.14 grams

Materials: Gold, Carved Carnelian Cameo

Metal: 14K yellow gold

Marks: 14K, EVM, 585 (on chain clasp)

Condition: Excellent converted antique condition commensurate with age and wear