This vintage cameo parure is on outstanding condition. The amber coloured glass in this Whiting and Davis cameo pendant, earrings, ring and brooch set is just beautiful and it is rare to get a full matching set in this condition. The gold tone metal surrounds are all in excellent condition. The cameos are created using molded glass with the lovely victorian style head of a woman in relief on the top of each piece – with a smooth back where the image shows through. Because the glass has no back it allows the light to really penetrate the pieces and the depth of glow is stunning. Each glass cameo is surrounded by a simple rope style surround.
I hope the photos have captured how beautiful this set is. It dates from the 1950s or 60s.
The parure consists of the following:
- a long heavy interlinked chain (76 cm) and a large pendant which falls at the breastbone measures 6 x 4.5 cm and weighs 15g
- a pair of clip earrings measuring 3 x 2.3 cm and each earring weighs 7g
- a ring uk size N (US size between 6 and 7) (U52), measuring 3.2 x 2.3 cm weighing 11g
- a brooch measuring 5.4 x 4.2 cm and weighing 29g
All of the items are signed and necklace has a metal tag. This is an incredible opportunity for collectors to get a matching set. I think this set has hardly been worn.
Founded in 1876 int the USA Davis and Whiting are known best for their production of mesh bags but they also produced jewellery. In the 1950s they began to produce Victorian style cameos.
Presented in a satin drawstring bag.