Beautiful Museum Quality Antique Hardstone Hera Cameo Perfect Enamel 14k Brooch
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Beautiful Museum Quality Antique Hardstone Hera Cameo Perfect Enamel 14k Brooch :
Weight: 28.0 grams
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This is an absolutely fantastic museum quality cameo of Hera (Juno in Roman) the Queen of the Greek Pantheon wife of Zeus and goddess of marriage, women, childbirth, and family. Hera can typically be distinguished via the crown atop her head. She had a number of children including Ares, Hebe, Eilethyia, and Hephaestus. She is most commonly known in mythology for her vengefulness towards the offspring of her perpetually amorous husband Zeus, particularly Hercules, as well as other heroic figures and gods that crossed her path. The hardstone cameo has been wonderfully carved into two layers of agate. Hera has a strikingly stoic composure, lovely hair, a tunic, crown, and a pearl necklace.
Based upon the clasp and the style of the hardstone cameo, is likely to be French school, dating from the mid 1800s.
The gold 14K acid tested brooch (brooch and pin) is absolutely stunning. It has 12 embedded half pearls as well as a beautiful looped enamel pattern. Below the enamel work are two layers of pierced gold work. The brooch has a t-pin and a trumpet clasp.
The cameo and brooch weigh 28.0 grams.
The cameo and brooch are in wonderful condition. There are a few areas of the cameo that could use a cleaning, but, I have not identified any significant flaws. There are some limited areas of enamel loss on the brooch, particularly where the pearls meet the hardstone cameo as well as one area of enamel work at approximately 7:5 o’clock. But, these flaws do not diminish from the beauty of the piece and are mainly visible upon up close inspection. I have made every effort to provide accurate photographic evidence of any blemishes I have identified during my inspection of the item.
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