Antique cameo brooch celluloid 1890s
Antique cameo brooch in celluloid - Victorian 1890s.
Antique cameo brooch celluloid 1890s with a celluloid woman's portrait. Pretty gilt colored frame that is ornate surrounds this Victorian antique brooch. The celluloid cameo stone is of an elegant woman with long flowing curly hair. Mellow cream in color and this cameo can also be found in many different types of material in the early twentieth century. So this one of an early plastic type that is both wearable and very collectible.
1890s to 1900s antique cameo brooch according to the following book. Book piece in Cameos: Classical to Costume by Monica Lynne Clements and Patricia Rosser Clements. Page 168 top. It is a superb cameo piece with the antique frame able to be removed. We haven't done this but you may want to. Without the book, we would have dated this antique cameos of being from the early twentieth century.Old antique brooches of celluloid should not be put near a naked flame. Celluloid is very combustible and will flame very easily. Although pieces were produced in their millions, it was eventually discontinued due to its flammable properties.
Size 55 x 35 mm, oval in shape.
Condition of this antique celluloid brooch is very good.
C shaped fastening.
Celluloid thermo plastic cameo stone of a woman with long flowing hair.
Gold metal pictorial frame ornate and light weight.