Antique French Jet Cameo Brooch
French jet is actually black glass.....the term jet was given to it at around the same time the Whitby Jet was very popular in England during the latter part of the 19th century. It has continued to be produced to this day.
This beautiful cameo is reminiscent of the Whitby Jet Cameos from the turn of the century and early 20th century. The face is difficult to photograph to show clearly but is finely carved and very pretty. The oval glass disc has been backed with a metal plate, and that does show some signs of wear commensurate with age. There is a pin clasp. Whilst there is a little flex in the pin it fits firmly when worn. A lovely romantic piece, and gift boxed by Vintage Online.