ANTIQUE VICTORIAN HEBE SHELL CAMEO BROOCH GOLD CIRCA 1860
This fabulous gold Antique Victorian 9ct gold bull mouth shell cameo brooch is Circa 1860
Beautiful all round workmanship depicting Hebe feeding Zeus's eagle.
A shell cameo depicting Hebe feeding Zeus's Eagle, in Greek mythology Hebe was the goddess of youth and cupbearer to the gods, here she is depicted seated on clouds and pouring ambrosia
from a pitcher into a dish to feed the messenger of Zeus in the form of a swooping eagle;
The cameo is very well executed with high relief workmanship all round.
Set in a lovely gold frame with a rope edge finish.
A lovely collectors item
Steeped in English history purchased in London.
It weighs 19.8 grams
Measures 54mm across and 62mm down
Depth of 12mm from the base of the frame
ITEM NUMBER 6980