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Victorian Cameo & Photo Mourning Brooch/Pendant


In 1878, this memorial piece was dedicated, embodying the passage of time and the ever-changing landscape of human progress. On the front, a youthful figure is carved into a cameo, capturing the essence of a bygone era. As time marches forward into the 19th century, technological innovations usher in a new age, and the world evolves. On the reverse side, the same figure is portrayed as an elderly man in a photograph, a medium that has replaced the intricate art of cameo-carving. Dedicated 1878.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), glass, cast glass cameo, blue enamel, photograph

  • Age

    Dedicated in 1878

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1 3/8" x 1 1/2"

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

cameos:Wearable Miniature Sculptures

An ancient technique of carving into a stone, gem or shell to creates a three-dimensional sculpture.