Large Antique Victorian Aurora Fresco Shell Cameo 9ct Gold Brooch
The dawn and, Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn, welcomes in the new day. Beautifully representing the ceiling fresco painted in 1614 for Roman Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s summer house, this extravagantly sized shell cameo brooch depicts Aurora lead by Apollo, the god of light, out of the darkness as female dancers known as Hours, symbolizing the passage of time, dance alongside the chariot. A torch-bearing Putto (an ancient personification of the Morning Star) flies above. This breath-taking hand carved cameo is set in a 9ct gold frame. A wonderful work of wearable art circa late19th century – early 20th century. The gold pin and neat roller safety clasp are in excellent working condition. All in particularly good condition. Size 2 1/2 by 1 7/8 inches. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Brooches & Pins”. The seller is “erh0000000″ and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Ireland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain.
- Antique: Yes
- Type: Brooch/ Pin
- Era: Victorian (1837-1901)
- Jewellery Department: Fine
- Featured Refinements: Cameo Jewellery
- Gold Quality: 9Carat
- Metal: Yellow Gold
RARE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN LARGE 14ct GOLD LORGNETTES OPERA GLASSES SPECTACLES
RARE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN LARGE 14ct GOLD LORGNETTES OPERA GLASSES SPECTACLES SOLID 14ct GOLD FULLY AND PROF TESTED USUING A SPECTROMETER RADAR GUN THEY MY WELL BE 15ct AS THE DATE WOULD FIT WITH 15ct BUT THEY TEST AS VERY SLIGHTLY ABOVE 14ct GOLD. THEY ARE IN SUPER CONDITION. THEY HAVE A BEAUTIFUL REGENCY ROCOCO HANDLE END. THEY COULD EASILY BE LATE GEORGIAN BUT PLAYING IT SAFE AT VICTORIAN. ITEM IS IN GOOD CONDITION UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. THE SCREWS ARNT GOLD NOR IS THE GLASS THE STEM AND FINIAL ARE HOLLOW BUT SOLID GOLD. APPROX SIZE IS 6 1/2 INCHES LONG BY THE LENSE PART ARE 1 1/2 INCHES EACH AND THE FULL WIDTH ACROSS WHEN OPEN IS 4 INCHES. PLEASE MESSAGE ME SHOULD YOU WIN THE SALE AND YOU REQUIRE THIS. AS ALWAYS WITH MY LISTINGS LOW START NO RESERVE. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. This item is in the category “Antiques\Other Antiques”. The seller is “treasuredfindsuk” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.