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Georgian Onyx "Demeter" Cameo Brooch

$1,800.00

Georgian Onyx "Demeter" Cameo Brooch

$1,800.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1820

An exceptional onyx cameo brooch dating from the late Georgian era, circa 1820. The subject is a Demeter in profile, white against a black background, with excellent attention to detail. The cameo is set into a 15k gold frame which is itself worth of note, on account of the gorgeous rope-twist goldwork.

Demeter is the goddess of the harvest and presides over grains and the fertility of the earth. Although she was most often referred to as the goddess of the harvest, she was also goddess of sacred law and the cycle of life and death.

STONES 

Onyx

MEASUREMENTS 

3.9 x 3.3cm

WEIGHT 

16.7g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Very good

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