Very Old Cameo!

by Greg Lummus
(Dallas, Texas)

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Is this cameo worth anything to anybody if so how much? it was my mothers!

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Info on found cameo
by: HOPE

I just found this Wedgewood stamped cameo and was looking to sell it and know Nothing about it or if it holds value.
It looks black to me and the medal looks like a rose gold but I'm not positive and didn't want to clean it if I shouldn't.
Appologize if I posted in the wrong section .. thank u

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Bicarbonate of Soda
by: Anonymous

Greg
a paste of bicarbonate of soda and a soft bristle toothbrush should clean it up but I like it how it is and I also like the shape - it's rare and has the look of quality to it. If anyone is interested in this Wedgwood pendant please reply to Greg in the comments box provided here.

Kind Regards
Yvonne

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Solid black
by: Greg

Solid black. The back says j 76 . So I believe now it was made in 1976. Not as old as I hoped for. And the condition is dirty as the picture shows.. The shape I think is rare!! It may be of some value to somebody I just need to find that somebody.

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Back to Black & Robert Adams
by: Anonymous

It does look like an early example and black coloured Jasperware is one of the earliest of the Wedgwood Colors.

Are you able to tell if its solid black or dipped in black? Apparently Solid black was phased out by 1977.

Many of the decorative Ancient Greek designs, like the one on your Wedgwood item are based on the contributions by the Adams family of Scottish architects/artists who brought neo classicism into vogue in England in the Eighteenth Century.

Robert Adams developed the "Adam Style", and his theory of "movement" in architecture based on his studies of antiquity, elevated him to become one of the most successful and fashionable architects in the country. Adam held the post of Architect of the King's Works from 1761 to 1769.

A bit under-acknowledged when it comes to Wedgwood I think - the artistic contributions borrowed from the Ancient Greeks courtesy of the Adams family is what I think makes Wedgwood Jasperware so bewitchingly beautiful and collectible today.

With most things ANTIQUE - the condition means everything.

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Black
by: Anonymous

It's black

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What Color Is it?
by: Anonymous

Hi there, this is a wedgwood cameo named after Josiah Wedgwood (July 12, 1730 — January 3, 1795) born in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent who was an English potter, credited with the industrialization of the manufacture of pottery.

You can work out the date of your wedgwood cameo by it's color.
It looks very dark in the photo. Is it dark blue or black would you say? It does look old! The darker colours are generally older. Limited editions are also worth more.


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Wedgwood Cameo

A Wedgwood cameo pendant has been passed down to me through my mother's family. It has the markings WEDGWOOD 59 G P or G R, any idea what these marking mean to the date of this piece and perhaps the designer?

Many thanks
Kim.



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What is the Color of the Ground?
by: Anonymous

Congratulations Kim! - could you please describe the cameo pendant, the color, etc, if it is not possible to attach an image? Many of our visitors (some are Wedgwood collectors) would love to see your Cameo beauty.

Regards Rebecca

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Wedgwood Cameo

by Angel Hunter
(Minnesota)

Ok! I have been looking everywhere for info on this cameo. It is a "green" stone with a girl? with a hawk/eagle which are in a ivory. The back of this cameo is stamped WEDGWOOD, made in england, B-74.

Can you tell me about this cameo? I would love all the info you could give me!

Thank you,
Angel Hunter



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Jasper Ware | Wedgwood Cameo
by: Anonymous

Hi Angel

thanks for writing in.

Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd (1730-95) first created JASPER Wedgwood jewelry and cameo were included in various line-up of articles such as finger rings, medallions, brooches, pendants, buckles, clasps and earrings.


Among the most collectible are the classical scenes from Greek and Roman mythology which are timeless and as a result, the same motifs have been reintroduced into the market decades later.

Many Antique Cameo owe their appearance to the inspiration of the most famous "Roman Portland Vase" which was a source of inspiration for Josiah Wedgwood in the 18th Century to create his original jasper stoneware.

You can see and read more about the Portland Vase here...


The mounts were of gold, silver or marcasite or cut steel frequently made by Matthew Boulton of Birmingham, c. 1790.
The background of the jasper ware is of various colors .eg. pale blue, lilac, SAGE-GREEN, yellow, and black.


Just as an aside, it might be of interest to readers that his son, Josiah Wedgwood II made (c. 1812-22) some medallions of Bone China that were mounted as brooches.

If you are collecting Wedgwood jasper ware jewellery look for pieces that are authentic. One of the ways you can tell if it's authentic jasper ware is by examining the reverse, the jasper ware should appear the same colour on the front as well as the back of the setting, the inside lozenge is impressed with the Wedgwood stamp.

If the article is authentic and in good condition you might consider getting it appraised & valued by the experts.

For a no-fuss on-line appraisal click here...

You can read more about antique cameos here...

best wishes,
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
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Blue Wedgewood Cameo Ring

by Ashley drake
(San Diego ca)


Can someone please tell me how old my cameo is. On the back it is printed "WEDGWOOD" in all caps and has some sort of date or design below it that which i can't make out. I'd just like to know how old it is or what it's worth. Thank you

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Wedgewood Cameo Ring
by: Anonymous

Good evening!

Ashley thanks for writing in with your Wedgewood ring question. There have been a number of Wedgewood Jewelry
questions submitted on Antique-Jewelry-Investor.com

Please see the following threads:


http://www.antique-jewelry-investor.com/can-you-tell-me-more-about-my-wedgwood-cameo-ring-comments.html

http://www.antique-jewelry-investor.com/wedgwood-cameo-made-in-england-64-rs-comments.html

http://www.antique-jewelry-investor.com/value-of-my-wedgwood-cameo-comments.html

You can pay to get an on-line appraisal with us if you like.
Here is the link:

http://www.antique-jewelry-investor.com/antique-jewelry-value.html

Best Regards

Yvonne

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Wedgwood 1955 Brooch

by Denise
(United Kingdom)

I have a blue jasperware cameo with what appears to be a silver surround (by the colour of the tarnish - can't find any hallmarks yet!)

It's portrait orientation and the frame is made up of a series of scrolls in the shape of an earrings butterfly -two inward curving arcs with loops.

It has a safety chain and pin attached at the top. The picture is of a woman who seems to have her head resting on her right hand, seated under a tree and with a dog with its paws on her knee, plus its lead. The detail is gorgeous!

The marks are:
Wedgwood
Made in England
1955
plus two initials which could be either E or B, and C, could be G.
Any information other than the obvious would be appreciated. It came from my granny's costume jewellery collection.

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1955 wedgewood england
by: Jill

Have the same wedgewood..mine is inscribed with the name Madlen?? 1955 also...I thought it was EC..have earrings too but not the same pic as pendant...also my pendant doesnt have chains..its a cameo...I even have the original blue box it came in...not 100% sure, but about 75% sure.

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Wedgwood Cameo Made in England 64 rs

What does the 64 rs mean on the back of this pendant with side view of woman for cameo on green background. SIL in stamped on the back of the Silver frame encasing the cameo. Any ideas how old this is?




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Josiah Wedgewood Cameo & Silver & Gold Mounts
by: Anonymous

Good Evening!

Small Jasper cameos were produced in great variety for jewellery, many being set in cut- steel, gold silver marcasite mounts frequently designed and made by Josiah Wedgewood's (1730-95) eminent friend Matthew Boulton of Birmingham c. 1790.

Many of the mounts are produced in Sterling Silver and 9-carat gold and all these bear the hallmark guaranteeing the purity of the precious metal used.


Some 20th century Wedgwood Jasper Cameos are marked with the year of production. ie. 1951

"64" rs could be a serial number or an early registry month or year number. Not really sure, you could ask a Cameo EXPERT for their paid (separate service) opinion HERE or better still avail yourself of an Expert Appraisal which includes detailed information and a VALUATION HERE


Cameos in this new material JASPER which is a a fine-grain stoneware could be stained in a wide variety of colors. Wedgwood jewellery became very popular in the late 18th century.

Today the complete production of Wedgwood jewellery takes place in Stoke-on-Trent, the centre of the English ceramic industry. The range includes over 100 different items in Jasper and Black Basalt and comprises a wide variety of personal jewellery including brooches, rings, pendants, cuff links, tie tacks, pins and earrings.


Best Wishes,

Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre

Reference:


Newman, Harold., An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, Thanes & Hudson, London, 1981.







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Light Blue - What Is The Name of This Cameo?

I have a cameo necklace, with the white lady cameo on front, the background is a light blue, surrounded by a silver circle and then more light blue on outer edges. The earrings are the lady cameo, light blue background, but they are surrounded with silver in the shape of a heart.

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Resin cameos of the 1960s and JASPER Cameos
by: Pierre Jasper

it could be a vintage cameo of the 1960s. Victorian Revival style cameos came back for short time and plastic and resin cameos such as the collectable "Gerry's and Juliana cameos" were in vogue. Antiqued metalwork buckles and bangles were also fashionable in the 1960s.

Another guess, is "Wedgwood jewelry" made by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd. and various articles included cameos of JASPER. The background of Jasper ware can be of various colors and include, pale blue, lilac, sage-green, yellow and black. The mounts were of gold, silver and marcasite or of cut steel. Regards Pierre

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Spent a lot more at Estate sale for This. When I can't find any info on it.

by Stormy
(oregon city or)





I got this Green cherub playing tambourine cameo from an estate sale. The is a faint letter R I think engraved on it. Itis done on some kind of white grainy rock. I think maybe it use to be framed? Any help I can get is great. The $25 I spent I haven't lived down yet... plus my camera right now isn't best

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Jasperware Moulded Cameo
by: Anonymous

Good Morning Stormy

this is a cameo imitation, pressed in a mould. Moulded cameos are made of the following materials: glass, ceramic, wax and plastic. Often two colours are used for the relief, depicted in your cameo we see a neoclassical subject against a darker sage green background.

Jasperware are the masters of moulded cameo. Reliefs are usually in white. The wedgwood "signature" the matte, grainy finish of the material. If the material is glossy it's not Wedgwood!

Produced in a variety of colours, the pale blue is known as Wedgewood Blue. Blue and green are the most popular.

Wedgewood Jasperware can often be dated by the potter's mark and style of work, however there are exceptions to the dating rules which can be found
under DATE MARKINGS.

Old Wedgewood is a term collectors use to describe wares manufactured before the founder's death is 1795.

Good Luck!

Best Regards
Yvonne




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