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Georgian Emu Cameo Brooch

$1,650.00

Georgian Emu Cameo Brooch

$1,650.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1820

Cool Australian emu brooch dating from the early 19th century, circa 1820. The cameo is carved from a single piece of hardstone agate, the bird and foreground rendered in white over a reddish-brown background. Native to Australia, the emu is one of the few birds that the father incubates the eggs and goes on to raise the chicks. It's an important cultural symbol to the island nation, appearing frequently in Indigenous Australian mythology, as well as the modern coat of arms and various coins.

STONES 

Hardstone agate

MEASUREMENTS 

2.7 x 2.2cm

WEIGHT 

4.0g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, light wear commensurate with age and use

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