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Georgian "Cupid Escaping By Sea" Brooch

$1,650.00

Georgian "Cupid Escaping By Sea" Brooch

$1,650.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1830

A remarkable Georgian brooch depicting "Eros Escaping by Sea by using his bow to propel a boat made from his quiver with an arrow as the mast and his blindfold as the sail". The subject is inspired by an early 16th century engraving by Italian artist Marco Dente, currently in the collection of the Met Museum, New York. I'd say the title more-or-less sums up what's going on. This brooch dates from the late Georgian period, circa 1830, crafted in 9 karat gold with the subject rendered on bone over black leather and protected behind a convex glass front.

MEASUREMENTS 

3.2 x 2.3cm

WEIGHT 

2.5g

MARKS 

Stamped 9ct

CONDITION 

Excellent

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