Antique mourning Cameo brooch of poet Homer in Gold frame

Antique mourning Cameo brooch of poet Homer in Gold frame

This exquisite piece is an 18ct gold framed cameo portrait of the legendary poet Homer, renowned for his epic works, the Iliad and the Odyssey. The cameo, meticulously carved, captures the distinguished profile of Homer with fine details that highlight his revered status in literary history.

To the reverse is a mourning locket featuring finely plaited brunette hair, a poignant touch that adds depth and a personal connection to the past owner.

This antique cameo is not just a piece of jewellery but a historical artifact, offering a glimpse into the past and the personal stories intertwined with it. Ideal for collectors of antique jewellery, literary enthusiasts, or anyone with an appreciation for finely crafted, meaningful pieces.

Weight: 12 grams
Hallmarks: none - tested as 18ct gold
Condition: Cameo is in very good condition - there is a small split in gold frame at the base.
Date: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
Product Code: BR793


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