A Fine Antique 19thC Victorian 9ct Gold Whitby Jet Carved Cameo Brooch by John Speedy. An exceptionally fine quality 9ct Gold Whitby Jet Carved Cameo Brooch in excellent and totally original condition. Measuring 4.5cm long (1.75). As is sometimes the case with Antique jewellery there is no hallmark to the gold. John Speedy carved cameo brooches for people such as Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens.
They sat for him as they would a portrait painter. Princess Alexander gave him an award at the Chelsea Art Club which was enough to pay off his indenture and set him up in business. He was 23 at the time.Speedy tended to sign his pieces in the neck area, as is this one. Take a look at my other Fine Art & Antique items listed. Please ask if you require further information. The item "Fine Antique 19thC Victorian 9ct Gold Whitby Jet Carved Cameo Brooch John Speedy" is in sale since Saturday, June 23, 2018.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "drumroll46" and is located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.