Finberg 10K Rose Gold 'Rebecca at the Well" Cameo Brooch Pendant FMCO Antique Jewelry
• Materials: shell, 10K gold
• Maker: Finberg FMCO
• Approximate Year: c1800s
• Size: 1-1/2" x 1-3/16"
This fabulous shell cameo is set in a 10K rose gold frame, and can be worn either as a brooch or necklace pendant. It portrays a woman shown from the back ("Rebecca") about to enter a small building ("the well"). It measures 1-1/2 x 1-3/16 inches and is signed F.M.C.O., which is the mark for the Finberg Manufacturing Co out of Attleboro, Mass. They have been in business since 1888, and I am estimating that this cameo was made in the late 1800s.
The pin has a tubular mechanism that I believe is a stickpin clutch, which gives additional security to the clasp. This kind of mechanism was seen on Victorian brooches. The C-clasp is marked "10K" and the bottom of the brooch is marked "FMCO 10K." The cameo is in excellent vintage condition.
It will be shipped in a gift box.
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