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Large Aurora Fresco Cameo Brooch

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50-1-10582

Sale Price $5,175.00 - 10% Off Regular Price: $5,750.00
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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

It's a new day and, Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn, leads the way. Beautifully representing the ceiling fresco painted in 1614 for Roman Cardinal Scipione Borghese's summer house, this extravagantly sized ( 4 1/4 by 3 1/8 inches!) shell cameo brooch depicts Aurora leading Apollo, the god of light, out of the darkness as female dancers known as Hours--symbolizing the passage of time--dance alongside his chariot. A torch-bearing Putto (an ancient personification of the Morning Star) flies above. This breathtaking hand carved jewel is set in an undulating, brightly burnished hand fabricated 18K gold frame rimmed with rope and chain detailing. A rare and wonderful work of wearable art - circa late-19th century, signed by the artist 'Quaglia' in the lower right.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
3 1/8 Inch
Width:
4 1/4 Inch
Height:
5/8 Inch
Gram Weight:
55.8 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Center Shell details
Cut/Shape:
Cameo Cut
Color:
Brown To Cream
Measurements:
73.00-99.00 mm

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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