Dating cameo ring


28-Mar-2017 11:49

It comes in a box from the well-known shop "Cameo Corner Ltd., 26 Museum Street, London WCI.View View View View View #V33339 VICTORIAN 10-14k Tassie cameo portrait of "Mad" King George II, (1738-1820), size 5 and 3/4" by 5/8" along the finger.

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Looking at the illustrations and written descriptions is a definitive way to date pieces.The size is 7-3/4 and it is 1-1/4" along the finger. View View View View #V35889 VICTORIAN 1842 ring with diamonds in a flower shape set on blue enamel in 15 carat yellow gold, hallmarked for 1842 London and marked "WE" for William Eaton and the number "8", size 9-1/2 and 1/2" along the finger.This is Georgian in style and is dated just 5 year after the Georgian reign.Jewelry of this era can be a bit heavier and more somber that later jewelry.

VICTORIAN memorial ring in gold with black enameling marked "SH Chamberlaine Ob 23AUG1866" around the outside and engraved inside, size 7-1/2. Another ring similar to this can be seen in "Jewels & Jewelry" by Clare Phillips on page 140-3 and in Becker's "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" on page 54,.This material for making cameos was invented by James Tassie late 18th century.The blue coloring at 3 o'clock on the ring is probably a manufacturing error at the time it was made since the blue color is also under the top layer of the white cameo, seen from the side. Hallmarks on the band are crown 375 tiger face and cursive "D" maker's mark "B G", band tests 10k, front tests 14k, so I am thinking it is possible that he band may not be original to the ring.Stones in the rings could also be set in a silver head with a karat gold band and rose cut diamonds, all typical of this time period.



If the cameo is carved from a semi precious stone, and well described it will usually name the stone or include the word 'hardstone' in the description, and if that. that are created by a mould rather than carving are considered faux or fake cameos, although they are collectable in their own right as costume jewellery. more.… continue reading »


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VICTORIAN 10-14k Tassie cameo portrait of "Mad" King George II, 1738-1820, size 5 and 3/4" by 5/8" along the finger. This material for making cameos was invented by James Tassie late 18th century. The blue coloring at 3 o'clock on the ring is probably a manufacturing error at the time it was made since the blue color is.… continue reading »


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