Judy Jay's

Time Dances By

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Phone: 210-690-8454

Fax: 210-699-4492


Cameos: CA022

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GODDESS OF YOUTH ( Victorian Shell Cameo Pin / Pendant ): This dramatic Victorian oval shell Cameo depicts Hebe, Goddess of Youth and the daughter of Zeus and Hera. She is engaged in feeding Zeusís eagle. Hebe was married to Hercules after he was taken to Heaven. A wonderful example of fine carving. Notice the perfect dimensional areas of her thigh and the eagleís breast. Full of wonderful motion, her draperies curl in the breeze behind her and the flow from the pitcher to dish answers the look of anticipation in the eagles cocked head. Both a brooch and a pendant, this cameo is set in a gold filled bezel and fine wire and ribbon twist setting. Very polished and elegant in appearance. There is a hallmark of some kind at the top of the setting. Condition: Excellent. A natural striation appears, but it is not noticeable when looking at this wonderful cameo. Original C clasp, but hinged pin back has been replaced and soldered for reinforcement. 1 7/8" high, 1 1/2" wide.

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