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VICTORIAN SARDONYX CAMEO OF DEMETER CIRCA 1875

$ 5,500

An exceptional Victorian sardonyx cameo brooch, bright white against a black background, with exquisite carving and in an unusual large round form. The subject is Demeter in profile.  The cameo is set into a 15ct substantial gold frame which features simple yet masterfully executed rope-twist, bezel and beaded edge.  Locket to reverse with original convex glass.  Demeter is the goddess of the harvest and presides over grains and the fertility of the earth. Although most often referred to as goddess of the harvest, she was also goddess of sacred law and the cycle of life and death.  She also comes in an exquisite original fitted box with aqua velvet and silk interior to a domed red leather square box in wonderful condition.

 

JEWEL NOTES

Circa 1875

15ct Yellow Gold

Sardonyx

Diameter 40mm

Locket to reverse is 27mm

Box measures 70mm x 70mm

Weight 21.9gms

 

CODE V876

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