- Unsigned Costume Jewelry
- Large Green Glass & Brass Cameo Brooch
Large Green Glass & Brass Cameo Brooch
I have no doubt this large cameo is probably German or Czech made. The setting is heavy patinated brass with plumes and scrolled patterns. The cameo is dark green opaque glass with beveled edge.
It has six claw prongs to hold it securely. The profile of the woman from what I can tell is a separate piece but also green glass and beautifully detailed. Looking closely with a loupe you can see it is painted with a black enamel gloss paint, not after manufacture, it was originally made this way. Nice heavy piece with a good thickness of glass, it measures 2 1/2 X 2 inches. I'm showing it on a full size mannequin so you can judge how it would look when worn. It would be more beautiful with a black blouse I think. Quite a dramatic piece in excellent condition. There is dark patina overall with some dark spots on the back. The glass is wonderful free of cracks and only a couple of very tiny flea bite flake like chips to the extreme edge. Without a loupe you'll never notice. A beautiful brooch for your cameo collection.