19th Century Feminist Cameo Necklace
19th Century Feminist Cameo Necklace
19th Century Feminist Cameo Necklace
19th Century Feminist Cameo Necklace
The Distillery

19th Century Feminist Cameo Necklace

Antique Victorian cameo pendant necklace, framed in sterling silver. Early 1900s, found in Italy. The chain and the pendant are marked 925 (sterling).

Chain: 9" + Cameo pendant: 1"

"Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, to absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.” - "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë