Gold brooch with a hardstone cameo, attributed to Lamborn & Wagner, Melbourne, circa 1880.

Cameos where a favourite adornment of women of means, particularly during Victorian times. This is a small hardstone cameo surrounded by a border of vine leaves and tendrils.

Lamborn & Wagner were an early manufacturer of jewellery in Melbourne, having been established by William Lamborn and Leopold Wagner in 1856. The company traded through until 1884, and their work is highly sought after.

Physical Description

Hardstone cameo, featuring a woman in a classical style, set in a 9ct gold surround of vine leaves and tendrils.

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