An antique French 18K yellow gold mounted hand carved shell cameo brooch pin. Depicting Aurora, the Goddess of Dawn, leading a procession through the clouds. Followed by Apollo, the Sun God, in his four-horse chariot, bringing daylight into a still-sleeping earth. Dancing alongside his chariot are the seven female Horae,'the Hours', symbolizing the passage of time. A torch-bearing Putto (an ancient personification of the Morning Star) flies above.The scene is after a fresco of Guido Reni's which is displayed in the Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi in Rome. Mounted in an 18k yellow gold frame. Hallmarked with the French 18K gold standard mark in a form of an eagle's head in use in France from 1838.
Having a trombone clasp setting and T-hinged pin. Brooch measures 2" x 1 5/8".Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. The item "Antique French 18K Gold Carved Shell Cameo Brooch Pin, Apollo & Aurora" is in sale since Monday, November 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas.
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