Friday, January 26, 2007
both kenneth jay lane
Art Deco Jet Cameo Mourning Bracelet Item VBCBR92911 This fabulous jet cameo bracelet is early Victorian and is from the 1840s to 1850s. It is OVER 150 years old and the workmanship is exceptional. A carving of a classic lady with a straight Roman nose and upswept hairdo sits at the center of a domed oval background. The intricately carved link bracelet has so much detail, I am not sure I can describe it. Let me try though. Each rectangular link has a diamond shape in the middle which is divided into 4 parts. Each part has carved dots in rows and the rows are divided into triangles. And that's not all....Well, you are just going to have to see it in person. This very very rare bracelet fits a 6 and 3/4" to 7 and 1/4" wrist and is near perfect.
Gorgeous late 1800 black and white hardstone cameo pendant/brooch of the profile of a lady set in a 14 karat gold open frame surrounded by full creamy white pearls on the inner frame and set with four European cut diamonds on the outer rim. The cameo has an incised script B on the reverse. Both the frame and closure are marked 14K. The inner rim of the frame is marked July (no year) LH with MIR below it. diameter: 1"
Rare, gorgeous, highly detailed, c. 1895 late Victorian pink shell pin/pendant cameo of the Greek goddesses Dione (with an owl, the bird of wisdom) and her daughter Aphrodite (Venus the goddess of love)(with the dove, symbol of peace). Aphrodite has a band of flowers in her hair and the dove is holding a spray of flowers. Dione has tulips in her hair. There are two legends of Aphrodite's birth. One is she was born to Zeus and Dione; the other is that she sprang up from the ocean, thus the sea foam carved into the cameo. The cameo itself is 2" wide x 1-5/8" high. This is unusual in that most cameos have a longer vertical dimension than horizontal one. It is set in a heavy 14 karat frame with a twisted wire surround atop a twisted rope surround. The closure is marked 14K. framed width: 2-1/4", height: 1-7/8"