Victoria Micro Mosaic Demi-Parure



Doves were another subject often depicted as they were symbolic to Romans of love but also emblematic to Christians of the Holy Spirit. The dove is commonly found in sentimental miniatures of the neoclassical period where it represents peace, love, purity and gentleness. When shown with an Olive Sprig it means Hope or Promise. The Victorians were well versed at conveying messages through images & this could well be an engagement gift conveying the message of hope & promise to a particularly lucky lady. As a suite they very sweetly illustrate the two individual birds seeking the Promised Land, then united in the majestic brooch sharing one sprig & perched upon the bow & quiver of arrows of Cupid, united at last & immortalized forever.
Reference: T003