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  1. #46
    Third-graft Pearl Senior Pearl Expert
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    Aug 2013
    Northern Virginia


    Me too! So glad it was bumped. My grandmother had cameos, which I think my aunt now has. I must remember to view them again. Each one of those sculptural portraits has a great story attached to it

  2. #47
    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl Expert
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Orlando, Florida, USA


    My Mom's cameos. My sister kept one and my brother kept one for his wife, but I got the rest of them.

    Mom bought carved shell cameos and Wedgwood in the swinging 60's in the Portobello Road Antiques Market in England. Everyone wanted Mod, but Mom loved the Regency and Victoriana. The top two are cameo habillé (the ladies are wearing real diamond jewelry.

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    A rustic scene (Rebecca at the well?) mounted in Pinchbeck. Pinchbeck is a form of brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, mixed in proportions so that it closely resembles gold in appearance. It was invented in the 18th century by Christopher Pinchbeck, a London clockmaker.

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    It swivels to reveal Victorian hair work on the back under glass. The swivel pin is loose, so I don't think this is wearable since the center tends to fall out.

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  3. #48
    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl Expert
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    South Australia


    Amazing ! just amazing !

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