Large Dancing Grace Shell Cameo Brooch
ABOUT THIS BROOCH
Measuring a quite noticeable 3 1/4 inches-plus tall, a graceful Grace (of the 3 Graces fame - the number of Graces varied in different legends, but usually there were three: Aglaia (Brightness), Euphrosyne (Joyfulness), and Thalia (Bloom). They are said to be daughters of Zeus and Hera (or Eurynome, daughter of Oceanus) or of Helios and Aegle, a daughter of Zeus (courtesy of Wikipedia). Presumably Euphosyne is depicted here, artfully hand carved in translucent sea shell, joyfully frolicking with flowers. Framed in warmly burnished 14K gold.