Judy Jay's

Time Dances By

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Phone: 210-690-8454

Fax: 210-699-4492


Cameos: VJ079

RAPHAEL’S HEAVENLY CHERUB ( Victorian Jewelry Angel Brooch ): All of the world has fallen in love with the Vatican Cherub painting created by Italian Renaissance painter, Raphael. Mounted in a huge brass wire twist bezel frame this romantic brooch with its finely rendered image of the littlest celestial being has been hand painted on porcelain. (c. 1870-1880) The heavenly cherub rests his arm on a cloud and gazes pensively through soulful eyes. What is he thinking? Such delicate skin tones and golden curls embody the angelic symbolism so prized by Victorians. In a time when life and death were so closely linked, Heaven was always a heart beat away. There is an impressed mark on the back which I believe is "15" with "E" below that. The original C clasp and pin stem are in place. Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or scratches. Size: 3 1/2" high, 2 7/8" wide, 1/4" deep. 

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