3.30.2010

Cameo appearance

This is a piece of jewelry I am not planning on selling.
I'm pretty sure it came from my Mom's jewelry box.

I've tried to find similar pieces on Etsy and eBay
to learn more about when it was made
but haven't had much luck in that department.

That's where you come in.
Do you have any information to share?
Each picture is clickable for a better view.
Thanks.





NOTE: I remembered tonight there is a mark on the back --
"OBSTERLING." This is the maker's mark for Otsby & Barton,
est. in 1879 by Englehart C. Ostby and Nathan B. Barton,
makers of high end pieces during the Victorian and Deco Eras.
Ostby, originally from Norway, died in the Titanic disaster. 

3 comments:

zenhen said...

I have some cameos as well, red. I know the way the lady faces is important ~ other than that I'll see if I can dig up more info for you. It's truly a beautiful piece made more so by the fact it was your moms.

Ann On and On... said...

It is beautiful! I hope it goes to a nice home....

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hotpants™ said...

Very beautiful!

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