Victorian Gold Classical Cameo Brooch of Demeter

Victorian Gold Classical Cameo Brooch of Demeter



A classic Victorian cameo brooch depicting the Goddess Demeter mounted in a rose gold collet setting with ornate frame. The cameo has been hand carved from a Queen Anne Conch shell (from the waters of the Caribbean), artfully sculpted in high relief it shows the profile of Demeter wearing a wheat headdress, her profile is facing to the left making this cameo rarer than the more commonly right facing pieces.  

Complete with T-bar & C-clasp fitting (can easily adapt to a pendant so that it can be worn as either a brooch or pendant). Its generous size, along with the intricate detailing of the carving make this brooch a fantastic statement piece, and a highly collectable antique.

In Greek mythology, Demeter was the ancient Greek goddess of Harvest. She taught humans how to plant, plough & nurture the earth to provide food. Her Roman name was Ceres, which is where the word 'cereal' comes from.


DETAILS

Hallmarks:  None - tested as 10ct Gold

Weight: 16 grams

Measurements: 48x40.5mm

Condition: Good 

Date: Victorian (1837 to 1901)

Product Code: BR616



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