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CA186

new BACCHANTE CAMEO PENDANT: This Cameo Pendant / Brooch (c. 1860-70) depicts a Bacchante, one of the female followers of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and fertility. Appropriately her hair is decorated with grapes and grape vines. The cameo is bezel set in a decorative gold frame with a C clasp pin back. It also has a small ring bale which rotates and can be folded back – a more recent addition.

Condition: Excellent. (Chain not included)
Size: 2 1/8” high, 1 3/4” wide, 3/8” deep.

$150.00

CA184

new DEMETER CAMEO PENDANT: The Greek goddessDemeter was the sister of Zeus and the goddess of harvest, grains and agriculture, thus the shafts of wheat in her hair and across her shoulder. The cameo brooch/pendant was beautifully carved during the Edwardian era (c. 1901-14) from a pink conch shell. You can see she appears pure white on the front with just a faint hint of pink on the back. She is set in a 14 KT gold frame with both a safety clasp pin back and a small ring bale which rotates and can be folded back.

Condition: Excellent. (Chain not included)
Size: 2 1/8” high, 1 3/4” wide, 1/2” deep.

$300.00

CA180

new HEBE CAMEO PENDANT: This beautifully carved Shell Cameo portrays Hebe, the daughter of the Greek gods Zeus and Hera. (c. 1870-80) She was the goddess of youth, the personification of eternal beauty. Her role was cup bearer to the gods, serving them nectar as they feasted on Mount Olympus. Nectar was the god’s elixir of immortality. Hebe is frequently portrayed on Nineteenth Century Cameos serving nectar to Zeus from a bowl. Zeus is shown here in the guise of an eagle. This cameo is set in a rose gold frame with matching bale.

Condition: Excellent. (Chain not included)
Size: 2 1/8” high, 1 5/8" wide, 3/8" deep.

ON LAYAWAY!

CA181

new NIGHT & DAY CAMEO: Victorians had a passion for travel and Lava Cameos from Mount Vesuvius became one of the mementos of choice. This is a stunning Lava Cameo Brooch (c. 1840-50) portraying Bertel Thorvaldsen's Roman Reliefs (1815) of the Greek Goddesses of Night & Day. It depicts both goddesses floating on a bank of clouds. On the right Day (Eos / Aurora) has her head up gazing at the rising sun. She wears a crown of roses which bloom in the daytime. On the left Night (Nyx / Nox) looks down. She wears the veil of night and crown of poppies – symbols of sleep and dreams. In front of them is an eagle representing Zeus, father of all the gods and goddesses in Greek mythology. It is set in a rose gold frame with a C clasp pin back and a safety chain.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 1 3/4” high, 1 3/8" wide, 3/8" deep.

ON LAYAWAY!

CA183

new BACCHANTE LAVA CAMEO: Victorians had a passion for travel and Lava Cameos from Mount Vesuvius became one of the mementos of choice. This Cameo Brooch (c. 1850-60) depicts a Bacchante, one of the female followers of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and fertility. Appropriately her hair is decorated with grapes and grape vines. The carving is masterful with great depth. You can see the fenestration on the side views. The cameo is bezel set in a decorative gold frame with a C clasp pin back

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2” high, 1 5/8” wide, 1/2” deep.

ON LAYAWAY!

CA185

new DANCING CAMEO EARRINGS: This pair of gorgeous Victorian earrings (c. 1860-70) bear two dancing women on the dangles which is fitting for earrings that will dance on your ears. The cameos are set in fancy gold frames decorated with delicate areas of white and black enamel which in turn are decorated with gold lines and swirls. I don't really know how it was done but it is beautiful! The back of the delicate areas are filled with yellow enamel. They have shepherd's hooks for pierced ears.

Condition: Excellent. Very light weight.
Size: Total length 2 7/8”. The cameo dangles are 2 3/8 high, 1” wide, 1/4” deep.

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