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Cameos: CA069

GLITTER & GLAMOUR ( Vintage Art Deco Cameo Brooch / Pin ): This “triplet” Art Deco Cameo Brooch is something you won’t see very often. (c. 1920-35) The shell Cameos are set in black enamel and surrounded with a geometric fire-work display of marcasites. The Art Deco period arrived with a bang and the dainty pale Edwardian styles shifted to bold and sexy. French and German jewelers excelled in designing modern-looking pieces hand set with small, round, faceted “stones” of iron pyrite, known as marcasites. Since their luster is metallic, their brilliance comes from the light reflected off the facets. Each cameo carving is different and the right and left profiles are looking toward the central round domed cameo. Photos cannot capture the glittering brilliance of this brooch. The glittering mood of the 20’s and 30’s marcasites is combined in this piece with a revival in Victorian style cameos brought about by the enormous popularity of period films and their glamorous stars. (Mae West, Greta Garbo, Betty Davis, etc.) The back is marked “ Sterling ” and there is a safety clasp closure. You should see this brooch worn elegantly on black, sexy on red or sophisticated on green or rust. A special Cameo for the woman who confidently makes each piece her own dramatic fashion statement.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Brooch measures 2 1/2” wide, 1 5/8” high. Center domed round cameo is 3/4” in diameter.

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